There was a man a long time ago and there was a statue of the Blessed Virgin and a Church convenient to where he lived.
He went to that place every day or night and said a prayer to the Blessed Virgin.
It happened one time that he got into trouble and was sentenced to be hanged. On his way to the scaffold he had to pass this statue.
Well, as he was passing the statue he asked leave to kiss it. The statue caught him in her arms – and all the power of the guards would not liberate him from it.
What could they do?
They had to release him and he was pardoned!