Carlos Hurtado

I testify for such an incredible story that happened on June 26, 1974, when Mario was swimming in beautiful Tulum and suddenly, from the bottom of a cave, emerged an enormous and threatening creature that looked like a giant red octopus, with enormous tentacles and only one vile eye. It attacked Mario who tried to escape but the beast grabbed him with his repugnant snout. I implore to the Holy Spirit for intervention, and the evil being let him go, so Mario managed to survive.

Tulum, Mexico

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I give immense thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe who helped me when I fell of the boat and fainted. My dog Othello jumped into the water and drugged me until I gained my senses back and was able to get out.

Akumal, 2019

I’m thankful and grateful to the Virgin of Guadalupe for giving me the opportunity and for opening the eyes of my animal side to be able to communicate with the natural world. Thanks because I’ve met my soul mate and my life now is filled with love and positive vibes. Eric the octopus and I dedicate this retablo.

Tulum, 1986

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I thank the Miraculous Cosmos because I conquered my pride. The day I finished fighting against it, you appeared in my life and brightened everything up. I dedicate this retablo for such a great miracle.

Doroteo, 1969

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I’m going to thank Our Lady of the Solitude for sending me a cure from a horrible disease that I carelessly caught from a client. Finding myself in such a bad condition, I implored the Virgin, and now I’m back to work honestly as a whore at this corner that feeds me.

Julia Barrera — Merced, Mexico City, 2001

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I was weeding the hillock in my beloved San Miguel at the dusk, when suddenly the ground yawned and a creature that had tentacles like an octopus came out of it. I was frozen and didn’t know what to do. The beast was looking at me with its enormous eyes. It tried to grab me. I implored the Brown-skin Virgin to give me strength. Then I took my machete and hit it with all might. The monster went back into the hole, and I survived.

Ruperto N., 1980

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While being on vacation in Tokyo during the summer 2019, something extraordinary happened. The night of July 26, an enormous monster attacked the city. A giant reptile of huge size was destroying everything on its way, sowing death and terror. Seeing this, I could only ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for intervention, and some time later Godzilla got lost in the sea.

David Moreno, Tokyo/Mexico, 2020

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I tried to cross the desert and get to the another side. I walked meaninglessly for many hours, and then I began to feel sick. I decided to take a rest. I sat down, and a scorpion stung my hand. I though I was going to die. In that moment, a devil himself appeared before me and offered to save me in exchange for my soul. I prayed the Virgin for help… and managed to get to the hospital alive. I give thanks.

Ruperto, Sonora, 2020

I dedicate this retablo to the Brown-skin Mother because, although I’m ugly, I’m a big hit with my clients. I have a lot of work, and I already brought my mommy from the village. We live very well, and I pray to stay safe and healthy every night.

Sagrario Ortiz — Mexico City, 2004

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I thank the Holy Virgin for saving me from the attack of horrible crabs that wanted to drown me. I testify for such an incredible miracle.

Tulum, Akumal, 2019
Maria N.

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Since it’s February, I wholeheartedly thank the Virgin of Gaudalupe for giving me the opportunity to enjoy and be entertained by the most beautiful sport in the world. I dedicate this retablo to the greatest figures in the wrestling—El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras.

Ruben Mica, Mexico City, 2019

In the year 1928, the month of October, the date 14th, Micaela Estrada and her husband Donato Tejedor, with a great affliction and a very big fear, turned to the Virgin of Guadalupe to look after her pregnant belly as she had lost first three pregnancies. Thanks for relieving her pain.

Morelia, 1930

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I, Gregorio Pech, infinitely thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me from the mermaids’ charms so I was able to get back to my kids.

Acumal, Mexico, 1998

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