Rogelio Peña

I thank and order to make this retablo to the Holy Niño Fidencio and Holy Girl Aurorita for giving me the gift to fell madly in love when Ali went with me to a bonsai expo. When I saw her, I was completely captivated. Now we buy plants together, save dogs and always go to drink pulque.

Virgin of the Rosary, I thank you for helming me to choose my love before saying “Yes, I do” on the day of my wedding.

Arturo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1989

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Virgin of Guadalupe, I thank you for saving me from a giant octopus that attacked me when I was fixing in the sea at Puerto Escondido.

Felipe, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1972

I thank the Virgin of Talpa because she made me a miracle and I got a boy after four girls.

Silvano
Jalisco, Mexico, 1968

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We thank you, Virgin of the Rosary, for chasing away the birds that bothered us when we were sowing.

Ines, Juana and Toñito
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1964

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Thanks to you, Virgin of Guadalupe, my wife agreed to pose naked for my paintings, and thanks to that I won the artist contest and a scholarship.

Rogelio, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1967

Saint Peter, I give thanks to you because I was able to save my brother the he was drowning, and you helped me to save him.

Miguel, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1960

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I thank you, Virgin of Carmel, because I managed to get out of hell where I stayed because I couldn’t stand my ex-wife.

Jasinto, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1969

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The great wrestler El Santo thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for delivering him from the evil that attacked him and wanted to take him away.

Mexico City, Mexico, 1965

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Thank you, Virgin of Carmel, I was able to find my fiancé and convince him to go to the church for his own good.

Petra — Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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Holy Child of Atocha, I give you thanks for delivering me from the pain caused by an evil woman who broke my heart.

Vicente, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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When I moved to my neighborhood, I was told that Trinidad is a shithole full of potheads. I was sad and afraid to go out for beer at night. Now my neighbors know me, they care about me and even call me “a blond girl”. They give me fruits, and the tortilla-maker lent me his blender when mine broke down. I thank the Virgin for these people, now I’m very happy and proud to be the girl from Trini.

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Thanks to the Holy Virgin of Juquila for saving me so I wasn’t infected with COVID-19 and STD when I forgot a condom.

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