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Javier Ochoa was arranging bananas in the supermarket, and he was bitten by a banana spider. Javier thanks Saint Jude for he was taken to a doctor and saved in time.

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Gregorio Osorio was going to hunt. When he went out, he saw an UFO. It approached to him by couple hundreds meters. Suddenly he felt numb and got paralyzed. The bright light flared, and a greeny being came out of it. It was about 120 cm (4 feet) high. It said that if people wouldn’t stop doing evil things they would destroy themselves. Also it said that the polar snows would melt soon. After that it went up in his ship, and Gregorio was able to move again. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus and offers this retablo.

Chiapas, 1965

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Since she was little, my daughter loved when I read to her. However, when she learnt to read she refused to read to herself. I didn’t know what to do, until the Virgin of Guadalupe sent me a wonderful idea. I offered to my girl to read books for the cats. She agreed. The cats seemed to love this idea also. They were fascinated by my daughter’s voice and gathered around her to listen. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for this miracle.

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Rebeca Garcia thanks Saint Anthony for she finally found a bitch of the same breed her dog is for breeding them.

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I offer this retablo to Saint George for giving me the idea to use my vacuum cleaner to scare off the nasty hydra I have in my backyard.

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My working days can be tiresome and boring. But thanks to the Holy Heart my soul gets free at night. I fly among the stars touching the Moon with my fingertips and diving in the infinity. I feel myself so happy and alive.

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I thank the Holy Face of Acapulco for I killed my husband and they did nothing to me for that.

Maria Reyes
December 17, 1990

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Mother Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for leaving us alive when we were attacked by some miscreants during our journey.

San Juan, Morelos

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My boyfriend was a sailor. I used to go to the sea cliff to see if his ship is coming back. One day I slipped and fell into the sea. I was stunned after the falling and went to the bottom of the sea. I was spluttering. Suddenly I saw mermaids. They took me and pulled to the surface. There I could breathe. It was Saint Barbara who sent me them for help. I thank her for this marvelous miracle.

Holy Child of Atocha, thank you for supporting me in this line of work and protecting from danger and illness.

Merced, Mexico City — May 10, 1999

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Jeno Martines thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for his tattoos.

Tepito, Mexico — November 21, 2007

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My daughter Amalia was suffering of a love treason and fell ill. She was getting paler and thinner with every day, because she refused to eat. I was afraid she was dying and prayed to the Virgin of Zapopan for delivering my girl of this pain. And then, on April 2, my Amalia woke up full of life and started eating. I thank the Virgin.

Dulce Maria Castro

I offer this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe because my arm which was hurt in Tijuana got healed.

Red Angel

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Don Arturo Falcon was traveling by plane and saw a whirligig-shaped UFO at approach to Mexico City. The UFO almost hit the plane, passing at very high speed 20 meters from it. Fortunately, it didn’t crash into the plane. I give thanks to the Holy Trinity for saving our lives and dedicate this retablo.

Mexico City — December 13, 1967

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Don Arturo Falcon was traveling by plane and saw a whirligig-shaped UFO at approach to Mexico City. The UFO almost hit the plane, passing at very high speed 20 meters from it. Fortunately, it didn’t crash into the plane. I give thanks to the Holy Trinity for saving our lives and dedicate this retablo.

Mexico City — December 13, 1967

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1935, in San Bernardino, my son Bartolo was riding on a carousel and flew off of his seat. When I saw him flying like a dung beetleI prayed to Saint James. Thanks to him my son only got his mug scratched.

Nicolasa Ruis

I thank the Virgin of San Juan for my son didn’t fall in the canyon. He held on and then his grandfather helped him.

June 8, 1948

When my husband was alive he loved playing cards. Starting the Day of the Dead, he began to come back home with three other ghosts. They played cards and drunk beer. I was scared of having dead men in the house. Thanks to my prayers to the Virgin of San Juan and three requiem masses they have rested in peace.

Doña Cleo

Cleansing
Love spell
Break-up spell
Evil eye
Fortune-telling
Healing

I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe. In San Jesus Choluapan, I dedicated myself to deceiving the people fishing their money out. I was a fortune-teller and I did the evil work. But most things I said were lies. One day don Teofilo tried to kill me because my prediction didn’t work out. But I prayed to the Virgin and got saved.

Cleotilda Suarez

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Jose Suarez was repairing a wooden bridge and suddenly fell hanging with his head down in the river. He thanks Saint James for somebody saw it and saved him in time.

My wife was very angry when I woke up late. She used to beat me with a rolling pin or pull the blanket off so I’d freeze and get up. But since my late grandfather left me a lot of money her character got softer. She doesn’t get angry anymore and doesn’t try to pull me out of the bed, so I can sleep as long as I want. I thank Saint Michael the Archangel.

Señor Pantalion thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for his pig kept her piglets after an epidemic that killed all the animals in the village. He thanks because the pig didn’t get sick.

Villa del Carvon, 1958

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Luis Ramirez went to safari, and one day he was attacked by a rhinoceros. He brings this retablo thanking the Lord of the Wonders for he managed to run to his jeep.

We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for meeting each other and for joining our life paths by an unforgettable wedding. Everybody whom we love and who love us were with us that day. And even a flock of doves flew in to celebrate our present and future happiness. That is a good omen.

Joaquin S. thanks Saint Martin the Cavalryman for the success he had with his bicycles shop where he sells all brands and models.

My daughter is so small and light, that one windy day she opened her umbrella and was taken up in the air by a strong wind. I’m grateful to the Holy Child with the Ball for protecting her. She landed softly and didn’t get hurt, although she was floating very high.

I married a nerd. I would have never thought that our life turned out to be so fascinating. I thank Saint Anthony for giving me such a clever husband. Every day with him is a surprise. For example, he invented a helicopter-bicycle, which we ride flying over the town and fields. We are very happy together.

A bull started chasing Ramon Mendoza. Running away, Ramon climbed up a tree, but the bull hit the tree so hard the whole tree shook. Ramon thanks the Virgin of San Juan for the tree was an apple-tree so he could eat apples all that time while the bull was waiting for him down. The bull stayed all day, and only when the dark came some workers helped Ramon. He thanks for that because his legs and arms got numb and he couldn’t stay any longer at the tree.

August 15, 1972

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Isabel Sandobal used to steal laundry from roofs. But she got caught and put behind bars. She promises the Virgin of Solitude to amend her ways.

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A very heavy box fell on Aniceto Fernandez, a storekeeper. His back was aching, and no remedy helped him. He prayed to the Virgin of San Juan. The pain went away pretty soon, and he thanks the Virgin.

Puebla, 1943

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I am offering to Saint Arthur, free of charge, a nice framed photograph of myself and lady Diana.

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Carlos Alonso was completely lost in the drugs. One day he had a hallucination with a devil biting his arm. He thanks Saint Michael for this experience and promises to go to rehab.

We thank Saint Stanislao because our son got an amazing toy car that my husband stole from a neighbor.

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