I thank the Holy Heart for saving me when I fell off the horse.

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Sunday, April 14, 1945, after many prayers to Saint Anthony, Lucita, who had been put by her own father in the Saint Ines convent as a novice, finally resigned. I thank with this retablo for now we have four kids.

Cresencio Magaña

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Marcelita Perez suffered from sleepiness and regularly fell asleep. Her mother, doña Carmen, was ashamed of that and also afraid that her daughter wouldn’t get married. She prayed to the Virgin of Zapopan, and Marcelita was healed.

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Because her husband became a man of loose morals, Ramona Aguilar beat him with a stick. He got seriously injured and couldn’t recover for a long time. She prayed to St. Pancras in despair, and the husband got better very soon. She brings this retablo in order to thank for such an exceptional favor.

Chiautenpan, 1920

15 November 1950, Antonieta Lopez was on the verge of a nervous breakdown when, thanks to the Virgin of San Juan, her sister arrived from the capital. She took care of the house, the kids and the husband, and Antonieta could rest peacefully.

When I invoked God and Saint Quiteria from Frexeiras a legion of angels saved me from the clutches of an evil assailant.

Joao Alberto Vasconcelos
Maceió, Alagoas

We thank the Lord of Chalma for protecting the father Fray Tormenta during his wrestling career. He has a good heart and he’s continuing to help to all the children in need who are looking for a support. We hope his dream to build “The Children’s City” will come true.

San Juan Teotihuacan
7 August 2000

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I was coming back from my brother-in-law’s house where I had plastered walls. I had had some drinks. Suddenly the fucking devil appeared to me. I was so scared, even my drunkenness went away. I asked you, Lord of Chalma, to protect me and keep evil away from me. Now I’m thanking you and promise not to say anymore what I used to say: «Go fuck your mother, Devil and all your friends!»

Jorge Anzaldo
Observatorio neighborhood, Mexico
April 19, 1999

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We thank all means of communication, museums, galleries and arts centers who have faith in our work. We thank also Juan Diego who helps us in our mission as messengers of faith.

Corner of the miracles, Mexico City

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I thank the Virgin of San Juan for helping me when I was attacked and raped by the robbers. They didn’t kill me nor did they infect me with some bad mortal disease.

Dr. Simi
November 5, 1993

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Virgin of Guadalupe, mother of the Mexicans, through this ex-voto, I give thanks for your favor, because, on my creative path, I met this people, who believed in my work and who invited me to participate in their project and to publish this marvelous book «The Imaginary Revolution». We all together, Karen, Daniel Goldin, Conrrado Tostado and Alfredo Vilchis, you humble and devoted son, thank you and ask you to bless our work.

Minas de Cristo, Mexico City
July 2005

A. N. and F. G. were about to end their marriage. But when she got pregnant their sexual life improved, because he was fascinated with sucking her breast milk. Now they are happy. He thanks Saint Joaquina for his wife produces enough milk for him and for the baby.

Serafin was a very shy person. But the Virgin worked the miracle. So when I passed near by the stables I heard how he told his horse about his love sufferings and how he really loved me. [...] We’re going to get married.

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