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CSM Number : 333
Short name: The Lame Man Healed at Terena Alternative: Lame man is healed
Incipit: Connosçudamente mostra/ miragres Santa Maria
Refrain: Connosçudamente mostra/ miragres Santa Maria/ en aqueles que a chaman/ de coraçon noit’ e dia.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Terena Protagonist(s): a crippled man

A poor man was crippled and had gone about in a cart for over fifteen years. His arms, fingers, hands, and feet were twisted backwards. This was obvious to everyone--Christians, Jews and Moors.

He had wandered through many lands and been taken to many saints to be cured, but God intended his mother to heal him.

The man arrived at Terena and prayed to the Virgin to heal him. He stayed in his cart in the church, weeping and confessing his sins. He lay in the church from Easter until mid-September, before he was healed. He never stopped praying.

While he was lying there, some pilgrims from his land came there and held a vigil.

That night, the Virgin straightened the crippled man’s limbs.

The man rose up from his cart and the people praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 13
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
candle, cart, Easter, Jews, lame, limbs (deformed), Muslims/Moors, pilgrimage, Saints (other), vigil
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Poesía de santuarios
Filgueira Valverde, José
As Cantigas de Santa Maria de Terena. Milagres Portugueses Medievais,
Lima, Mariana Ramos de
Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Martins, Mário
Lendas portuguesas de apariçoes de Nossa Senhora nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Martins, Mário
Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)
Rei, António