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Roberta Barrales brings the present retablo, with great devotion, to the Virgin of San Juan thanking her because her friend Frida the painter had an improvement in her illness.

Mexico, 1945

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Felipa Ortiz was pregnant and was about to give birth, but she was worrying because she didn’t have money to pay to a midwife. She fervently thanks the Virgin of San Juan because Frida the painter paid all the expenses of the childbirth.

Puebla, 1940

In 1925, a terrible accident happened when the bus, which young Frida Kahlo was traveling in, crashed into a tram. I was present at the moment. I thank Our Holy Mother of Guadalupe because the young girls survived and became a great painter.

Juana Cruz, Mexico City

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I liked to paint but I was afraid of not having enough talent to become a professional. But one night Frida Kahlo appeared in my dream and encouraged me to paint. I give infinite thanks to Saint Charbel for that dream. It was the inspiration I needed to do what I loved the most—painting.

Mexico City

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The sacristan of the Saint Barbara church gives infinite thanks to Saint Charbel for having received a big donation for the church reconstruction from the painter Frida Kahlo.

Mexico, 1942

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We ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for eternal rest and for her soul won’t be unrested. The dead into the pits, the living to enjoy.

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With the present retablo, I thank the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe for Frida Kahlo’s tenacity and will to live. In spite of her illness and physical pain that troubled her all her life, she had courage and talent to express her feelings through her art which remains valid till our days.

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Ruperta Canseco brings this retablo to Saint James giving thanks for she met the painter Frida who helped her to bring her son to the doctor when he received a blow in the balls from a mule.

Agustina Zavaleta, faithfully devoted to Saint Paschal, brings him the present retablo in sign of gratitude for he made so the food she offered to her friend Frida on her birthday came out very delicate.

Mexico, 1938

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Isabel Gomez brings this retablo to the Virgin of the Solitude giving infinite thanks for she could see her friend the painter Frida is very much happy with her pets.

Mexico, 1945

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I bring this retablo, with great devotion, to Saint Pancras giving him infinite thanks because my friend the painter Frida felt better in her illness thanks to the vacation in the countryside.

Andrea P., Mexico, 1949

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In Puebla, 1940, doña Juquina Benitez’ son got sick with jaundice, and it became very grave. No remedy would help him, and she entrusted him to the Child of Atocha. The next day the painter Frida visited them. She brought some medicine and a puppy, and the boy was cured. She gives infinite thanks for that.

Juaquina Sanchez brings this retablo to the Virgin of the Solitude giving infinite thanks for she made so her masters Diego and Frida entered into a marriage, and she ask for happiness for them.

Mexico, 1931