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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

Doña Romanita Montiel felt very lonely, that’s why she implored Saint Pancras, and the next day a neighbor presented her to the painter Frida Kahlo who gave her a parrot. Now she’s not so lonely, and she’s infinitely grateful for that, although the parrot is very insolent.

Puebla, 1937

A housemaid Juaquina Romero brings this retablo to the Virgin of the Solitude infinitely thanking her because her mistress, the painter Frida, gave her her device to listen the music.

Mexico, 194*

Alma Rosa Palacios, a loyal friend of Frida the painter, brings this retablo giving infinite thanks to the Virgin of the Solitude for having granted that her friend got better and she even saw her smiling.

Mexico, 1950

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On this month of November, 1956, I bring this retablo infinitely thanking Saint Pancras for letting me be a friend of Frida since 1947 till her death.

Maria R.

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One of my mistress’ pets got sick, and, since no remedy would help it, I asked Saint Maroun to heal it because my mistress was very sad. And the other day the dog woke up healthy. I’m infinitely grateful for that.

Ramona Ruiz, Mexico, 1939

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Gregoria Romero brings this retablo to Saint Pancras in gratitude for her friend Frida is very happy with a parrot she brought her from Chiapas. The thing she likes the most about the bird that it’s very insolent, just like Diego.

Mexico, 1949

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I dedicate the present retablo to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Frida Kahlo’s great talent. Her paintings made her one of the most important Mexican artists of the 20th century.

Mexico City

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Fidelia Tecanguey had a dream in which the painter Frida inspired her to paint. She started painted since then. She entrusted herself to Saint Pancras whom she brings the present retablo thanking him for she even sold some painting.

Puebla, 1947

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I admire the paintings of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I thank Saint Rita with this exvoto because when I travelled to Mexico I visited the Modern Art museum to contemplate one of my favorite works—her self-portrait called “The Two Fridas”.

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Suffering Frida, you don’t suffer anymore. I beg you, Divine Baby Jesus, make her rest in peace so she would stop appearing in her studio.

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A seamstress Domitila Betansos brings this retablo to the Virgin of the Solitude giving her thanks because she met the painter Frida who gave her a great present—a sewing machine that she lacked so much.

Puebla, 1939

Silvino Rivera thanks Saint Pancras with this retablo because his friends Diego and Frida don’t forget about him and visit him in his pulqueria-bar, and he finds them very glad.

Puebla, 1945

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