Gonzalo Hernández

Because Bernardo Pacheco, a turner, came to work being hungover, he stumbled and hit his snout against the machine. The bleeding wouldn’t stop, so he implored Saint Patrick and got healed. He gives infinite thanks for that.

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Raquel Fernandez fell asleep on the beach for few hours and got badly sunburnt. She’s infinitely thankful to the Child of Atocha with the present retablo because she found out a very good cream that helped her to heal.

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Roberta Barrales brings the present retablo, with great devotion, to the Virgin of San Juan thanking her because her friend Frida the painter had an improvement in her illness.

Mexico, 1945

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Alejandra Gomez took her boyfriend’s Harley motorcycle, but since she didn’t know how to ride it, she fell over and crashed. She thanks Saint Rita, with this retablo, for her boyfriend showed understanding and forgave her.

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Señor Jasinto Ramirez brings the present retablo, with great devotion, to Saint Augustine because he managed to gather a vey vast collection of tin soldiers of different armies.

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Erika Ballesteros was doing a dive in a competition and hit her head on the trampoline. She fervently thanks Saint Charbel because she recovered and has gained her confidence back.

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Pedro Perez got very drunk, fell asleep on a nopal cactus and suffered many cuts. He’s infinitely grateful to the Virgin of San Juan for this lesson and promises to straighten up.

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On the Saint John Day, when it was getting dark, an evil goat appeared to my old man and slobbered him. My old man entrusted himself to Saint Ignatius whom I give infinite thanks for no harm was done to him and he only spent four days in fear.

Puebla, 1902

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A tennis player Jose Guadalupe Ramirez received a powerful blow in his eye with a tennis ball. It caused a retinal dissection and put his career in danger. He fervently thanks Saint John Bosco because it’s been cured.

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I got lost in Sonora desert on my way to the United States. After two days of thirst and hunger, I implored Saint Charbel, and I found water between rocks. Then I stuffed myself with some lizards, and after that I was saved. I’m infinitely grateful for that.

Remigio Peres, 1940

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Young Anselmo Aguilar was tired of his teacher constantly flunking him in physics for no reason. One day he got so angry, he threw the teacher down the stairs of the school. He gives thanks to Saint Francis of Paula for he was only kicked out of school and did not go to jail. He also did community service and paid medical expenses.

Señorita Juanita Robles brings the present retablo to Saint Anthony giving him infinite thanks because he made so that she finally found a husband, although he’s in his sixties.

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A young man Ceferino Fernandez and his mom had a lot of financial problems. He entrusted himself to the Virgin of Juquila whom he gives infinite thanks because they started a sewing business and supported themselves with it.