Gonzalo Hernández

1917, near the de la Rosa ranch in Puebla, two farmhands had a bad idea to send me to the cemetery. I entrusted myself to the Virgin of San Juan and managed to save my life. I infinitely thank for that.

Macario Tecanguey

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Señor A. J. got an idea to get naked in front of the municipal president to protest. He was beaten and thrown in jail. He thanks Saint Ignatius of Loyola with this retablo for getting out and promises not to be so witty.

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Angelica X was a stripper, and she liked to perform with a boa. But one day it almost choked her. She thanks Saint Francis with this retablo for she was saved in time and promises to leave this profession.

The Jimenez mariachi band got in a fight with the Rodriguez mariachi band. They kicked each other well. They thank Saint Cecily for having settled their differences and promise not to be so gruff.

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Señora Adriana Jimenez used to steal clothes of other people until one day she was caught and got what she deserved. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for she wasn’t thrown in jail and promises to amend.

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Rosa Maria Telles was very sad because she couldn’t find a partner. She implored Saint Anthony and one day met Erika Montiel. Now they live together and are very happy. She thanks for this favor.

Mr. Joaquin was very rude to his neighbors, One day they put a rocket in his postbox. He thanks the Virgin of the Solitude with this retablo for he didn’t get injured and promises to be more polite with everyone.

The girl Maruja Perez was afraid of spiders. She entrusted herself to Saint Nicholas and overcame this fear. Now when she founds a spider in her room she has no fear. She’s infinitely grateful for that.

A young man Anacleto Figueroa fell in love with a girl from a village in Tequila. That’s why he started looking for a job as a jimador. He thanks Saint Anthony because now, thanks to his efforts, they will get married.

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Nicolasa Ruiz offers this retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon because he always helps her in kitchen and makes her food delicious.

Puebla, 1923

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Casimiro Garcia went to gather wood and saw a flying saucer. He entrusted himself to Saint Patrick whom he thanks with this retablo for protecting him so nothing bad happened with him or his donkey. He only pissed his pants out of fear.

Zacatlan, 1948

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A cowboy Pantaleon Godines got a sore in his crotch from scratching the saddle. Since no remedy would help him he entrusted himself to Saint Pancras. The next morning the sore was gone, and he thanks for that.

Zacatlan, 1914

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A. J. fell in love with a country priest and one day, in a moment of weakness, offered herself to him. She thanks Saint Benedict with this retablo for nothing happened because the priest turned her down.

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