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|CSM Number : 66|
|Short name:||The Bishop who was Given a Vestment||Alternative:||St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon|
|Incipit:||Quantos en Santa Maria/ esperança an|
|Refrain:||Quantos en Santa Maria/ esperança an/ ben se porrá sa fazenda.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Auvergne||Protagonist(s):||a bishop [identified, in other versions of the miracle as Bonus/ Bonit/ Bon, Bishop of Clermont, 859-892]|
The Virgin, with a great host of saints, appeared to a bishop in a chapel in Auvergne.
St John asked her who would sing the mass and she replied that the bishop would perform it.
The Virgin told the bishop to say the mass, and explained that the Sts would sing the respond since they did it faultlessly.
The bishop asked for some vestments and the Virgin supplied them.
St Peter, acting as sacristan, rang the bell and mass was sung. The bishop blessed the bread and wine.
Before departing, the Virgin told the bishop to keep the vestments.
|Stanza:||7' 5 7' 5 7' 5 7'||Refrain:||7' 5 7'|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||ABC | abababc||Zejel:||Yes|
|T66, E66, To78|
|Civitas in Arverno quae olim erat Gothorum et Gallorum (175)|
|apparition, bishop, Eucharist, mass, responses (singing of), Saint John, Saint Peter, vestments|
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|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||Gautier de Coinci
|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||William of Malmesbury
|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||Jean Gobi
|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||Jean Mielot, Miracles de Nostre Dame
(Oxford, Bodleian, Douce MS 374)
|St. Bon and his Vestment/ Robe Given to St. Bon||Vendôme Collection
(Vendôme, Bibliothèque Publique MS 185)
|Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]|
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
|Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio|
|Las Cantigas de Santa Maria del Rey Alfonso el Sabio|
Martínez Molina, Laura
|Osservazioni sulle Cantigas di Alfonso X e sui Miracles di Gautier de Coincy|
|Cantiga LXI de Alfonso el Sabio|