Gonzalo Hernández

Juanita Romero loved to dress up very provocatively, and one day she was almost raped in the park. She thanks Saint Rita because the policeman came in time and saved her. She promises to not dress like this when she walks alone.

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Arturo L. traveled to Thailand and there, in a brothel, he met the woman of his dreams. He thanks Saint James with this retablo for he managed to convince her to leave her job and come back with him.

Señora S. T. was having sex with her partner when she suddenly got an uncontrollable diarrhea and smeared everything around. She thanks Saint Maroun because the man was understanding and didn’t dump her. She promises to not eat too much street junk-food anymore.

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M.G. brings this retablo as gratitude to Saint Elias for getting pregnant after having sex with her partner on the river, although they were almost dragged by the current.

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I bring the present retablo thanking Saint Peregrin because his friend the artist Frida is feeling much better and enjoying the company of her pets.

Mexico, 1950

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1942, Puebla, my sister Jasinta and I were leaving after a mass and had a pleasant encounter with the painter Frida whom we admire so much. We give thanks to the Virgin of San Juan for this favor.

Maria Petra Lopez

Felipe Dominguez loved to hit on the housemaids until one of them deliberately gave him an infection. He thanks Saint Charbel for cure and promises to not be such a harasser.

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Indalesio Jimenez who was seriously getting on my nerves because of a borderland issue came out of scrubland and threatened me. I thank the Merciful Lord because we made up and came to an agreement.

Margarito Garsia. Puebla, 1911

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Ruperto Pacheco was spying on the communal commissioner’s daughter while she was swimming in the river. But the branch broke off, and he fell into the water. He thanks Saint Elias with this retablo for he didn’t drown and the girl didn’t accuse him.

Chiautempan, 1920

Felipe Carrasco was delivering Coca-cola when he was hit by a boy on roller skates. He thanks Saint Charbel for his injured back is better now.

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Angelica Telles got drunk of jealousy of seeing her cousin getting married. She undressed during the reception and started dancing naked. She thanks Saint Mariana for her family didn’t disown her and forgave her.

Luis Perez thanks Saint Nicholas of Bari with this retablo because he was put in charge of feeding the lions at the zoo since he adores these animals.

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Alberto Gonzalez fervently thanks the Merciful Lord with this retablo for he found his astray daughter who went prostituting herself. They reconciled and she came back on the right track.

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