Miguel Hernández

Protect me, Virgin, from a magic book. When I open it the creatures appear.

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A terrible devil rode around. He brought devastation and destruction. He put the forests on fire, killed poor creatures, until one day the Virgin of Guadalupe gave me enough courage to face the devil. I stayed on his way and poured the whole bottle with holy water on him. The devil became a smoke and evaporated. We thank the Holy Virgin for delivering us from the devil.

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I’m very happy in my old age. Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe.

Pedro Zamora, 1975

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An extraterrestrial visits me and asks a lot of questions. But thanks to Virgin he’s not a bad person.

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My son Gregorio was slightly crazy. He made himself wings from chicken feathers and jumped off the highest tree. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan for the miracle that he was able to flap his wings a little bit—enough to land without killing himself. Although he fell on a cactus and got hurt by the spines, he didn’t break his bones for which I infinitely thank.

My cats are my family and my friends. When I was moving in another house, they got lost on the way there. I don’t know how it happened. I was disconsolate. But don Pascual found them all, because they came back to the old house. I thank for that miracle because my old house was pretty far away.

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Protect my little extraterrestrial friend, because he is so small.

Señor Dario summons a being. We pray so he won’t do it.

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I ask you to stop my wife from sleeping with dogs.

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Thanks for stopping my husband from kissing the pig.

My husband and I had problems in our love life. But thanks to herbs a witch gave me my husband has become a tiger in bed. Now we are happy and thank the Virgin.

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The pig’s ghost came in during our celebration. Thanks to the Virgin it didn’t spoil our fun.

1975, Rosario

Nothing serious happened.

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When I was going back home on my bike, a demon came out from a manhole blocking my way. The Virgin of the Solitude made a wonderful miracle and gave me wings for time enough to fly over the demon and escape.

July 5, 1967

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