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CSM Number : 234
Short name: The Deaf-Mute Boy who was Healed in Vilasirga Alternative: Deaf-mute boy is healed (Vilasirga)
Incipit: A que faz os pecadores/ dos pecados repentir
Refrain: A que faz os pecadores/ dos pecados repentir/ ben pod’ os mudos e sordos/ fazer falar e oir.
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Setting: Saldaña and Vilasirga Protagonist(s): a deaf-mute boy

There was a deaf-mute boy in Saldaña who was being raised by the nobleman, don Rodrigo, who held the land for the king and was sworn to his service.

One day don Rodrigo decided to go to Vilasirga and he took the boy with him.

When they arrived, he instructed the boy to sleep in front of the altar.

The next morning, during mass, the boy’s tongue began to loosen and his ears opened.

By the end of the mass, he could hear and speak well.

Everyone praised the Virgin for the miracle and made offerings to her.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
children, deaf-mute, Eucharist, king, knight, mass, pilgrimage, tongue, vigil
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