Cantiga 266 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X
The Beam that Fell on the Congregation
Wood, stone, sand and lime were brought to Castrogeriz for the building of a church dedicated to the Virgin.
Many people gave offerings to pay for the construction of the church, the tower, and the porch.
One day, when a great crowd of people were gathered in the church, listening to a sermon, a beam fell down on them from above.
Even though there were many people packed tightly together, the Virgin saved them all from injury.
[In normal circumstances], nothing could have fallen from the ceiling without wounding someone or destroying something.
The people, who were frightened but unscathed, gave thanks to the Virgin.
Back to the List of Cantigas de Santa Maria
Cantigas de Santa Maria Main Page