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Source name: Cornell Mariale
Short title: Saved by Learning Two Words, Ave Maria [knight turned monk; lily grows from mouth]
Poncelet Key: 336 - De sene qui intravit Ord. Cist., qui nihil sciebat, abbas videns
Reference numbers: no.25
Rubric/Title in source: De milite monacho de cuius ore post mortem processit lilium
Incipit: Miles quidam dives valde ac nobilis ordinem Cistersiensium introivit
Summary: An illiterate nobleman enters the Cistercian order and is unable to learn more of the service than the two words Ave Maria, which he incessantly repeated to himself. After his death a lily grows out of his grave with the words Ave Maria written on the leaves in letters of gold. The roots of the lily are found growing from the mouth of the monk. (269)