Carlos Hurtado

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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At the end of the year, in my lands, I met a stray dog, in which I saw bad intentions. It was approaching to bite me. As I saw its fangs, I prayed to the Lord of the Lightnings, who seeing me playing on guitar heard my prayers and protected me.

Gil Perez
Zacatecas, MMX

My sister Maria and I were swimming in the open sea near the beach of San Javier when suddenly the water under us became dark and enormous tentacles came out of the sea. Our anxiety began when we saw the creature they were belonged to. It grabbed us with a violent move and drowned us like rag dolls. Seeing this, I prayed very hard to the Virgin of Guadalupe for help and rescue. After we almost fainted, the beast let us go, and we could go back to the shore. I testify this miracle.

Lourdes M., Chetumal

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On my vacation at the Caribbean in Mexico, I was swimming when I felt something was pulling me down to the bottom of the sea. To my surprise I saw this creature pulling my by my Holy Virgin chain. I prayed the Virgin for miraculous favor and could escape without being hurt.

Toño M., Tulum, 2019

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