Cantiga 162 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X
The Statue that Moved to the High Altar
A knight gave a statue of the Virgin to a church on the outskirts of Caņete, near the gate.
He placed it on the main altar and it remained there for a long time, performing many miracles.
When the bishop of Cuenca came there, he ordered the statue to be removed because he did not like the look of it.
A priest removed the statue from the altar, but the next day he found that it had resumed its former place.
Thinking someone had shifted the statue, the priest moved it once again and locked the church.
When he returned at dawn, he found the statue had returned to the main altar, and he showed it to those assembled for mass.
Everyone praised the Virgin for the miracle and people came to worship and make offerings.
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