Gonzalo Hernández

Señora Alicia Vasquez used to have a dream about her late husband’s skeleton who came back from the dead and licked her feet. She thanks Saint Elias with the present retablo for delivering her from these nightmares.

Juan Ramirez got angry with his grandson who wouldn’t quiet down and hit him in the mug with a stick. He got in jail for that. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus with this retablo for getting out and promises to be a better person.

Alfonso Gonzales went to trim trees at the house of his master and found out that the master’s wife was putting horns on him. He informed the master right away. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus for a nice remuneration he received for tipping off.

The neighborhood cats didn’t let Ana Maria Martinez sleep because they sang their serenades every night. She prayed to Saint Francis, and the cats have stopped molesting her. She thanks for that.

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Rafael Calderon was very cruel with the horses, and it ended with a tremendous horse-kick that sent him to the hospital. He thanks Saint Francisco of Assisi for the recovery and promises to treat the animals better.

There were a cockfight during the town holiday. But one day the audience started to shoot, and a boy was wounded. The Rodriguez family thanks the Virgin of San Juan for his recovery.

Miss Gudelia Zavaleta loved to flirt with her neighbors until one day one of them got into her window while being drunk. She thanks the Virgin of San Juan for he wasn’t able to rape her.

Gaudencio Popoca went as a migrant in USA. He thanks Saint Patrick because the things are going well and he even met the King of Rock, the great Elvis.

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The boy Gaudencio Ramirez brings this retablo to the Magi because he received as gifts a skate and a bike that he wished so much.

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Elena R. loved when somebody licked her feet. She is immensely grateful to Saint Raymond with this retablo because she met a partner with the same fetish and now they’re very happy together.

The jeweler David Diaz brings this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe thanking her for the things are going well in his shop.

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Filomena Venegas had difficulties with her mother-in-law because she didn’t know how to cook. She prayed to Saint Paschal Baylon, and now she cooks so delicious food, that even the mother-in-law licks her fingers after the meal. Filomena gives thanks for that.

Puebla, 1925

1978, during the town day in Huejotzingo, an UFO abducted my wife and my mother-in-law. Me—I hid myself and prayed the Holy Child of Atocha whom I thank now because the UFO didn’t notice me.


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