Gonzalo Palacios

I lost my vision because of an illness, and it depressed me greatly, since I live alone. I’m infinitely grateful to Saint Lucy, with this humble retablo, for having a seeing-eye dog Spike. Apart from being my eyes when I go out, he’s also my best friend.

Roberto Hernandez \ Mexico City

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Mr. Gordon Ruxton humbly dedicates the present exvoto to Saint Christopher in gratitude for giving him his protection all these years which he dedicated himself to travel in his truck by the highways of Kansas and Missouri, always coming back home to his family safely.

Wichita, 2018

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I caught COVID-19 and had to go to the hospital. I spent several days connected to a ventilator, with small hopes to survive. I’m infinitely grateful to Saint Jude Thaddeus because little by little I recovered my health and survived this terrible illness.

Daniel Cordova, Mexico, 2021

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Divine Providence, we humbly ask you, with this small simple retablo, so that the next 2021 year would be filled with health and hope for the whole world, since this 2020 has been a very complicated year. But we believe that, with your divine mercy, we’ll get through.

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We wholeheartedly ask the Holy Child of Atocha, with this humble retablo, to end this pandemic, because we weren’t able to celebrate the Christmas holidays as we traditionally do because of COVID-19. We beg to be able to celebrate them the next year with all our relatives and friends.

The Lopez family, 2020

I dedicate the present exvoto to Saint John Bosco for allowing me to successfully combine my two jobs. In the morning, I’m a respectful teacher in a prestigious school, and at night, I participate in a famous drag queen show, and I very much enjoy those both jobs.

Emilio N. Mexico City

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My wife and I caught this terrible COVID-19 and had to be hospitalized. We thank the Lord of the Wonders, with the present exvoto, because after few days in the hospital, we finally recovered and came back home. Let’s survive the virus!

Raul and Sonia, 2021

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I dedicate this humble retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus, with deep gratitude, for having a gift of making traditional masks. Since I opened my shop 15 years ago, my masks have become very valuable for the carnivals in the region, and even people from other cities of the country started buying them.

Tlaxcala, Mexico

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I dedicate this exvoto to the Virgin of Guadalupe for the continuous success of “Taco Loco”. The food is always marvelous, the serves is excellent, and the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. I’ve very much enjoyed each meal I’ve had in “Taco Loco”.

Roger Becket \ Shelby Township

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I dedicate this exvoto to Saint Francis of Assisi in gratitude for the evolution of the Godzilla movies, one of my favorite movie monsters. The latest movies have recovered the essence of the character, and I think they are going in right direction to show his grandeur and splendor.

Luis Flores \ Mexico

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I got an idea to put rose petals and candles in the bedroom to revive the flame of passion with my wife. But I didn’t calculate it well and put the candles too close to the curtain, and it caught on fire. I thank Saint Jude for I managed to put out the fire before the entire house was burned up.

Roman Castañeda ~ Guaymas, Sonora

Señorita Francisca Cruz thanks the Virgin of Juquila, with this little humble retablo, for giving her the talent of making tehuana blouses and dresses. Locals are buying them for the traditional dances, and they are also valued among domestic and foreign tourists.

Juchitan, Oaxaca

I’m infinitely grateful to the Virgin of San Juan for being able to participate, along with my idol Santo, the Silver Mask, in one of his classic movies “The Mummies of Guanajuato”. I was an extra and was hired to play one of the mummies. Although my face wasn’t seen because of the mask put on me and señor Santo hit me, I remained very happy for living this experience.

Romualdo Romero \ Guanajuato, Mexico