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CSM Number : 313
Short name: The Dove that Appeared on a Storm-tossed Ship Alternative: Dove appears on ship
Incipit: Ali u todolos santos
Refrain: Ali u todolos santos/ non an poder de põer/ consello, pono a Virgen/ de que Deus quiso nacer.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: unspecified and Vilasirga Protagonist(s): a priest and other people in a ship

A ship was tossed and broken by a storm at sea. During the pitch-black night, the sea continued to rise and some of the people died.

The others called on various saints and vowed to go on pilgrimage if they were saved. They beseeched Peter, James, Nicholas and Matthew, and many others, both male and female.

A priest on board, having heard of the miracles performed by the Virgin of Vilasirga, suggested that they pray to her. He led them in prayer and then sang the Salve Regina.

A snow-white dove flew onto the ship and, at the same moment, a bright light illuminated the vessel. Everyone thanked the Virgin. The sea grew calm and the night cleared.

The next day, the ship reached the port and everyone, without fail, made a donation to the Virgin of Vilasirga.

As an offering, they had a large chalice made, which the priest took to Vilasirga.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 16
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F16, E313
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
chalice, dove, light (celestial), offerings, pilgrimage, priest , Saint James, Saint Matthew, Saint Nicholas, Saint Peter, Saints (other), Salve Regina (singing of), shipwreck, storm
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
4068
Bibliography
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