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CSM Number : 92
Short name: The Blind Priest whose Sight was Restored Alternative: Virgin heals blind priest
Incipit: Santa Maria poder á
Refrain: Santa Maria poder á/ de dar lum’ a queno non  á
Summary of narrative
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): a blind priest

A priest grew blind and prayed to the Virgin to restore his sight, even if he could only see the mass.

He fell asleep and the Virgin appeared to him.

She promised to restore his sight while he saying mass the next day, and told him that he would be able to see for the duration of the service.

The priest woke up and began the mass.

The Virgin healed him.

Once a day, from that time on, she restored his sight.

Metrical data
Stanza: 8 8 8 8 Refrain: 8 8
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T92, E92, To85
Poncelet reference
apparition, blindness, mass, priest
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
El trovador y la rosa: huellas de las ’chansons’ marianas. Gautier de Coincy en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X
Disalvo, Santiago and Germán Rossi
Seeing is Believing: The Miniatures in the Cantigas de Santa Maria and Medieval Devotional Practices
Kennedy, Kirstin
'Ay lume d'estes olhos meus': O lume, a descriptio amantium e o sufrimento amoroso na lírica galego-portuguesa
Pérez Barcala, Gerardo