Alberto Aguilar thanks Saint James with this retablo for receiving good money for three foxes he captured. These foxes caused damage on a ranch, and Alberto now is going to let them free in a distant place.

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Rafael Diaz were drinking in a bar when robbers arrived. He thanks the Virgin of Juquila with this retablo because they didn’t check his underware where he hid his half-month pay.

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UFO arrived to the ranch and took the animals but then brought them back.

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My raging brother-in-law hit me and put my hand into the press to punish me for laying my hands on his sister. I’m thanking Saint Patrick for this lesson and promise to mend my way.

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I give many thanks and dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of Carmen because my restaurant was going to be bankrupt when I got an idea to prepare a new dish with ground beef, potatoes, poblano pepper, tripe and vegetables. I put a price of 5 pesos on it, drink and coffee included. Now we can’t stop cooking, and we have became the most famous restaurant in the whole Queretaro. Thanks.

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Nicolas Perez thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe with this retablo because he successfully performs pre-hispanic dances in Teotihuacan.

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I offer this retablo to the Lord of Chalma in a sign of gratitude for protecting me from a bull that I got in corrida and which happened to be very angry. I thought it would end badly for me on the bullfight-ring.

Porfirio Moctezuma
Oaxaca

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We suffered from a terrible hallucination. Thank goodness nothing bad happened to us.

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Francisco Gutierrez got drunk and slept on the wheel of the machine. He thanks the Virgin of Juquila because he managed to wake up before he fell into the ravine.

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June 28, 1972, Paquito Gonzalez dropped the pan with boiling apple confiture. He got terrible burns, and his mommy, doña Luz Castrejon de Gonzalez, entrusted him to Saint Paschal Baylon in order to cure the boy with his divine intervention. She thanks the Saint for the miracle because her son was lucky and got better marvelously quickly.

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Thank you, Lord of Lightnings, for saving me when I fell and hurt my head. I, Tiburcio Morales, thank you.

Puebla — January 8, 1939

Rodrigo had promised me that he would come back to marry me, and I waited for him and even prepared my wedding dress. But he didn’t return. Nevertheless I kept waiting. People laughed at me for waiting so long, but I waited and waited until one day Rodrigo came back. Although we weren’t the same as before we still loved each other. I thank the Virgin because finally I’m happy after wanting so long.

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I’m thanking my dear Saint Martin de Porres because since I had my own band I can confuse and mock my musicians when without letting them know I change the rhythm of the melody making them look like inexperienced beginners in front of the audience.

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