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Seferino thanks the Virgin of San Juan because on his way back to the village he found his cow which had been lost for 15 days lying down. He dedicates this retablo to the Virgin’s honor and ask for the cow’s health.

El Hielo, State of Mexico
May 3, 1990

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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for saving my daughter from rabies.

Feleciana
Mexico City, 1955

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I, Carlos, dedicate this retablo to Saint Sebastian because after so many years I finally look like I feel.. like a woman. Also I thank you because my family accepted me for who I am.

Brenda
Olivar del Conde, Mexico
March 25, 2007

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We, Samuel and Felipe, thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because we came to USA, earned a lot of money and now, three years later, we are going back to our beautiful and beloved Mexico.

November 25, 2000

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Pedro Gomez thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving his brother Jesus form dying when he was hit by a truck with failed brakes.

Mexico City
November 2, 1965

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me during the attack on the twin-towers on September 11, 2001, because I was late and couldn’t get where the tragedy happened. Now I’m back in my beloved and beautiful Mexico.

Jesus Ramirez
Puebla, Puebla

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Virgin of Guadalupe, we thank you for not letting me to lose my fingers when I slipped while grinding meat. I ask you to bless this butcher shop and don Joaquin who is very kind to me.

Eduardo Batista
Tacubaya, Mexico City
February 10, 1993

July 18 I walked out the don Niko’s butcher shop, and I was attacked by the Joel’s dog. When I saw the dog biting me, I entrusted myself to you, Virgin of Guadalupe, asking to save me and to not let me die from the bites. Don Panchito came to help me. I thank you and dedicate this retablo for I’m safe and sound.

Nicolas Vargas
Tacubaya, Mexico City
August 3, 1995

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I was cutting beefsteaks for doña Mari and I cut my wrist. I though I’d gonna lose my hand. I entrusted myself to you, my mother Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, asking to not let me lose my hand. Now I’m thanking you because it’s been healed.

Joel Rodriguez
Mexico City — May 15, 1998

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May 4, the boy Fidel was swinging and the rope broke. He fell and hit his head. His brother saw him lying like dead and prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that everything would end well. And that moment, Fidel got up like nothing had happened.

Fidel and Julio Villacamacho
Puebla, Puebla — May 7, 1980

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Lord of Chalma because I survived after being stubbed by my buddy who thought that I was flirting with his girlfriend.

Luis Manuel Plata
Mexico City — December 12, 1997

Virgin of San Juan, thank you because the doña Chole’s dog didn’t do any harm to me and only took sausages that my mother had asked me to buy.

Juan Manuel Nuñes
Tacubaya, Mexico City
August 1, 1980

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Efigenio Villa dedicates this retablo to the Virgin of San Juan for saving him from dying after being hit by a car with the failed brakes. So he got a second chance in life, and he promises to stop drinking.

Mexico City
November 25, 1990

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