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Source name: Cornell Mariale
Short title: Image of Sardenay
Poncelet Key: 554 - Fuit apud Damascum quaedam sanctimonialis Deum timens
Reference numbers: no.21
Rubric/Title in source: De ymagine Beate Virginis incarnate que salutiferum liquorem emittit
Incipit: Tempore quo Greci terram Syrie inhabitabant fuit apud Damascum quedam nobilis domina
Summary: A noble lady founds an oratory and hospice near Damascus, where she entertains pilgrims and poor. A monk of Constantinople on his way to Jerusalem promises to bring back with him an image of the Virgin to place in the oratory. He forgets his promise and is reminded of it by a voice from heaven. The image protects him against lions and robbers and he concludes that he will keep the image for himself. A violent storm arises and the passengers throw over their goods, but a voice directs the monk to hold the image up to heaven; he does so and the storm ceases. He takes the image to the lady who does not recognize him or ask him for it. He again determines to keep it and enters the oratory with it, but cannot get out until he leaves the image. It becomes an object of reverence and emits a liquor which heals diseases. (265)