Poems MSS / layout Miracles Keywords Poncelet Bibliography Search

View poem data

For the purposes of the new edition, every poem has been assigned a unique short title. The original short titles, taken eclectically from a number of sources, are retained as alternative short titles.
For new critical texts of the poems, return to the listing page and click on the poem number, or go to the archive of texts .
For epigraphs and layout information click on the appropriate manuscript location.
For information on Latin and vernacular sources of miracle stories follow the links to Miracles and collections. Follow the links to the appropriate pages of Todd McComb and Pierre Roberge's online discography, to the BITAGAP archive, and to linked entries in the Bibliography.
Home Page

Back to list
CSM Number : 179
Short name: The Lame Woman of Molina Alternative: Lame woman of Molina (Salas)
Incipit: Ben sab’ a que pod’ e val/ fisica celestial
Refrain: Ben sab’ a que pod’ e val/ fisica celestial.
Summary of narrative
View Options: (Narrative Miniature Narrative & Miniature Miniature & Caption Narrative, Miniature & Both Captions )
Setting: Molina [in Guadalajara] and Salas Protagonist(s): a crippled woman

The Virgin provides medicine to cure our sufferings. She learned this medicine from her son and it surpasses the laws of nature.

A woman from Molina was completely crippled. Her legs were paralyzed and twisted.

She had herself carried from Molina, where she lived, to Salas.

When she arrived at Salas, mass was being sung.

As soon as she entered the church, her tendons began to loosen and stretch.

She got up and ran outdoors, praising the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7' 7' 7' 7 Refrain: 7 7
No. of Stanzas: 9
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T179, E179
Poncelet reference
lame, mass, paralysis, pilgrimage, tendon
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
La notación mensural de la música monódica de la corte española del siglo XIII ofrece soluciones nuevas, hasta hoy totalmente desconocidas, para la interpretación estético-rítmica de las melodías de los trovadores
Anglés, Higinio
Historia de la Música
Della Corte, A., and G. Pannain
Las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Filgueira Valverde, José
Resumen de ’¿Cuáles son los orígenes musicales de las Cantigas?’
García Moreno, María Teresa
Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Recordings of Las [sic] Cantigas de Santa Maria Contained in the Facsimile Edition Published by Edilán (Madrid 1979)
Tinnell, Roger D.