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Group No. 231


V. Religion

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V400 – V449

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Religious virtues


V400. V400. Charity. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 111c; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman.
V410. V410. Charity rewarded. Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 22, Beal XXI 307, 337; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 137, 200 – 204; Jewish: *Neuman.
V410.1. V410.1. Charity rewarded above prayer or hearing of masses. Irish: O’Suilleabhain 131; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 87 No. 756E*.
V410.2. V410.2. Prince‘s motto: charity conquers. India: *Thompson-Balys.
V411. V411. Miraculous reward for charities. India: Thompson-Balys.
V411.1. V411.1. Queen gives away a sleeve of her dress: miraculously restored. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 322.
V411.2. V411.2. Saint exchanges coat with beggar: gold sleeves miraculously appear. Herbert III 6; Crane Vitry 173 No. 92.
V411.3. V411.3. Man who has given all in charity has foot amputated: restored miraculously. Alphabet No. 81; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V411.4. V411.4. Stones turn to gold for charitable money-lender. Hence money borrowed for wedding is never refused by lenders. India: Thompson-Balys.
V411.5. V411.5. Treasure given away by saint miraculously restored. Irish myth: *Cross.
V411.5.1. V411.5.1. Man earns as much as he gave away for charity in his former life. India: Thompson-Balys.
V411.6. V411.6. Food given away by saint miraculously restored. Irish myth: *Cross.
V411.7. V411.7. Charitable king blows nose after having given to beggar. Huge ruby appears in his kerchief. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V411.8. V411.8. Jesus appears to St. Martin when he gives his cloak to beggar. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V411.9. V411.9. Charity miraculously repaid: flame settles on forehead. India: Thompson-Balys.
V412. V412. Miraculous manifestations during act of charity. *Ward III 7; *Crane Vitry Nos. 92, 94, 95.
V412.1. V412.1. Bread stolen by St. Nicholas for purpose of feeding poor is miraculously restored. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V412.2. V412.2. The more bread (flour) the monks give to the poor the more God places in their bins. (Cf. D1652.1.1.) Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V413. V413. Son’s acts of charity save his father‘s soul. English: Wells 175 (The Child of Bristowe).
V414. V414. Saint shares punishment of sinful man whose cloak he shared in life. Irish myth: Cross.
V415. V415. Children envious of money given by deceased father to bishop. In vision they take their father’s body up and find a quittance saying that he has received more than a hundredfold reward. Alphabet No. 302; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V416. V416. Act of charity obliterates sin.
V416.1. V416.1. Man convicted of cheating at his bookkeeping is excused when it is learned that he has given the money to the poor. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V420. V420. Reward of the uncharitable.
V421. V421. Shipman refuses alms: ship turned to stone. Alphabet No. 608.
V422. V422. Uncharitable knight drives bargain even in giving alms: devoured by serpents. His alms of corn turn to serpents. *Herbert III 334 No. 7, 340.
V425. V425. Uncharitable pope wanders after death. Alphabet No. 294.
V430. V430. Charity – miscellaneous motifs.
V431. V431. Charity of usurers ineffective. Alphabet Nos. 260, 754, 786, 789, 792; Irish: Beal XXI 337; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 213.
V432. V432. Man beggars self by charity. India: *Thompson-Balys.
V433. V433. Charity of saints. Irish myth: *Cross.
V434. V434. Conqueror restores kingship to king for charity. Irish myth: Cross.
V435. V435. Pious man charitable to man who has formerly refused him charity. India: Thompson-Balys.
V436. V436. Mendicant refuses to accept alms from barren woman. India: Thompson-Balys.
V437. V437. Saint repeatedly bestows father‘s goods upon the poor. Irish myth: Cross.
V438. V438. Merit for charity lost by asking work in return. India: Thompson-Balys.
V440. V440. Other religious virtues. Irish myth: Cross.
V441. V441. Forgiveness. Irish myth: Cross.
V441.1. V441.1. Saint heals enemy. Irish myth: *Cross.

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