Gustavo Villeda

I give thanks to Saint Anthony who has always protected me so I could continue to do this job which helps me to support my children.

Francis
Mexico City, 1957

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My husband not only went to live with this bitch Lupe, but also one day he came to take our pig. But Saint Barbara gave me strength and extra courage not to let him take the pig away. I dedicate this real in gratitude.

Chonita Robles P.
San Martin Texmelucan, Tlaxcala, 1957

Fernando Rivera had a fever and couldn’t go to the toilet, and he had to make all his things in a pottie. One time a scorpion came out of the pot and sat on the Fernando’s buttock. He prayed to the Lord of the Miracles so that the scorpion wouldn’t sting him in the ass because it could’ve worsened his condition even more. Since the Lord cured Fernando and delivered him from the scorpion, Fernando dedicates this retablo as gratitude.

Puebla, 1957

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When I was sick with jaundice I used to have terrible nightmares in which I was going to the cemetery, and there skeletons raped me, and those bastards even took turns.

Juliana Mejia T.
Mexico City, 1967

Anselmo Barrientos was resting after the work in the field. He was drinking pulque when the bony Death appeared. Anselmo wasn’t a young man, but still he had no desire to die yet. He prayed the Lord of Blue Eye. The Lord scared the Death away, and it left Anselmo in peace.

Texcoco, Mexico, 1923

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for I arrived right before this lousy priest would rape my boy when I sent him to confess. I ask God to punish this damned priest.

Anastacia Perez Castillo
Mexico City, 1967

Señora Guadalupe Fernandez from the city of Orizaba, Veracruz, got very sick with ailments in her entire body. She wholeheartedly invoked Saint Anthony, and he worked a miracle of healing her completely. She ordered this retablo in gratitude.

Orizaba, Vercaruz, 1951

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I’m infinitely grateful to Our Lord who let me see my son again after that terrible tragedy happened in New York on September 11, 2001. He worked there, in the towers, but fortunately that day he didn’t have to work.

Señora Felicitas Romero V.
Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala, 2001

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I thank the Virgin of San Juan for saving my life and for I didn’t get pregnant after being attacked and raped by some villains.

Sofia Garcia Mendez
Mexico City, 1975

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Thanks to Saint Jude Thaddeus because he made possible the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of North-American United States. To celebrate his election and the MLK birthday, I dance and sing with mariachi at the Paseo de la Reforma near the American embassy.

Gabrielle Civil, January 24, 2009

I prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe to help me to defend myself from my husband because he was always abusive and when he came home drunk he used to beat me. The Virgin inspired me to start practicing boxing. The other day when he came drunk, I put my gloves on and beat the crap out of him. Since then, he wouldn’t dare to hit me, and I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for that.

I give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe who finally worked a miracle for me and liberated me from that voyeur neighbor who was always spying on me when I showered.

Señorita Angelica Moreno
Mexico City, 1971

I thank the Virgin of San Juan for the miracle of having a good harvest and that I was able to buy donkeys to carry my goods to the market. I dedicate this retablo in gratitude.

Juvencio Mendez P. — Chiconcuac, Mexico, 1937

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