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CSM Number : 268
Short name: The Lame Woman Healed at Vila Sirga Alternative: Lame Woman Healed at Vila Sirga
Incipit: Gran confiança na Madre
Refrain: Gran confiança na Madre/ de Deus sempr’ aver devemos/ por muitos bõos miragres/ que faz, de que nos loemos.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: France and Vila Sirga Protagonist(s): a French noble woman

A noblewoman in France was crippled. Because all of her limbs were twisted, she had to be carried about in a cart.

Although she went from shrine to shrine, seeking healing, she was not cured.

She encountered some pilgrims returning from Santiago and they told her about the miracles performed by the Virgin at Vila Sirga.

Weeping, the noblewoman vowed to go there.

She offered many candles at the shrine and lay in front of the altar, praying to the Virgin to heal her.

The Virgin healed her immediately, giving the woman full use of her limbs once again. She returned to France and served the Virgin faithfully.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 11
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
candle, cart, lame, noblewoman, offerings, pain, paralysis, pilgrimage, Saint James
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Imagen e intención. La representación de Santiago Apóstol en los manuscritos de las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Fernández Fernández, Laura
Afonso X e as Cantigas de Santa Maria localizadas en Galicia
Negri, Manuel
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen