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CSM Number : 357
Short name: The Woman whose Face was Restored Alternative: Doña Sancha's face is healed
Incipit: Como torc’ o dem’ os nenbros
Refrain: Como torc’ o dem’ os nenbros/ do ome per seus pecados/ assi os correj’ a Virgen/ pois los á maenfestados.
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Setting: Santa Maria do Porto Protagonist(s): a woman named Doña Sancha

A woman named Doña Sancha suffered an illness that twisted her face and clouded her eyes. Her mouth was so contorted that she could not eat.

She went to the Church of Santa Maria do Porto and prayed to the Virgin to cure her.

She placed candles in front of the altar and remained there for nine days.

After she had completed her novenas, the Virgin released her from her affliction.

She healed her face and made her features more beautiful than they had ever been before.

All the people there deemed the miracle the best one of all.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 5
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
appetite (loss of) , candle, face, mouth, novenas, pain, pilgrimage
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Cantigas de Santa Maria — El Cantar de los cantares — Sonetos — Coplas que hizo por la muerte de su padre D. Rodrigo
Alfonso X el Sabio and others
Estudos de versificaçao portuguesa (séculos XIII a XVI)
Cunha, Celso Ferreira da
Estudos de poética trovadoresca: versificacao e ecdótica
Cunha, Celso Ferreira da
Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel