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CSM Number : 53
Short name: The Shepherd Boy who was Healed at Soissons Alternative: A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)
Incipit: Como pod’ a Groriosa/ mui ben enfermos sãar
Refrain: Como pod’ a Groriosa/ mui ben enfermos sãar/ assi aos que non saben/ pode todo saber dar.
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Setting: Soissons Protagonist(s): a shepherd boy and his mother

A shepherd boy was inflicted with inflammation of the feet.

His mother took him to Soissons and placed him before the altar.

The boy was cured, and after a year had passed, he asked her to take him back to Soissons. She refused.

The disease returned and she carried him back to Soissons.

The boy had a vision and saw the following:\r\n--the Virgin presenting his soul to her Son\r\n--the Virgin asking Christ for everyone to be cured of the inflammation\r\n--the Virgin telling Christ to rebuild her church at Soissons

When the boy awoke he was well versed in scripture and could read Latin. He told the people to rebuild the church at Soissons and predicted that he would die within thirty days.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 14
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T53, E53, To67
Poncelet reference
Cum quidam pecorum custos ardens pedibus per B. Virginem (312)
Keywords
apparition, children, church (construction of) , death (foretold), dream, Holy Spirit, knowledge (miraculous acquisition of), Saint Martial’s fire, scriptures, shepherd, vigil, vision
Discography
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Miracle Collection
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Hugo Farsitus
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Vincent de Beauvais
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Gautier de Coinci
A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons) Vendôme Collection
(Vendôme, Bibliothèque Publique MS 185)
BITAGAP ID
3770
Bibliography
El libro del peso de los alarifes
Cómez Ramos, Rafael
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
Alfonso X, compositor
Ferreira, Manuel pedro
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
Osservazioni sulle Cantigas di Alfonso X e sui Miracles di Gautier de Coincy
Marullo, Teresa
Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários
Vaz Leão, Angela