Margarita Segura was a very depressive girl. So when she saw that her fiancé didn’t arrive on the day of the wedding, she ran and threw herself to the lake, from which she was saved by a fisherman, thanks to the Virgin of the Rosary. Afterwards, she found out that her fiancé didn’t mean to leave her, but had some serious troubles and couldn’t arrive in time. She thanks the Virgin for being saved for her own happiness.

Our elephant was always very obedient. But April 3, 1962, it got furious. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because we didn’t get hurt and the animal finally calmed down.

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I dedicate this retablo to El Niñopa from Xochimilco because I can jump over any mariachi with my BMX bike thanks to him.

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From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha for healing my right eye. I got injured it with nopal cactus thorn. Petra Muños, his wife, testified to that.

J. Jesus Araiza
June 5, 1939
San Luis Potosi

Saint Jude Thaddeus, thank you for your help. One day my husband came home in bad mood because a sheep fell of the cliff. My husband was drunk. He went on the kitchen and tried the chilaquiles I made. He got furious, he threw the pan saying that the food wasn’t spicy enough. I asked him not to get mad. But he grabbed my hair and kick me in the face. He broke my jaw. So I had it, and I kicked him out the house.

Victoria Mendoza
Pachuca, Hidalgo, 1975

Señor Ernesto Treviño felt very lonely. But one day he noticed that pigeons in the park flying to him. Now every day, when he comes to feed the birds, hundreds of them gather around him. He thanks Saint Francis for that.

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I’m thankful, because there were many very crazy people at a concert in Neza, and I didn’t know what to do. Then I entrusted myself to Baphomet. I turned up the volume and everything went very well.

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We went on the spree and the hotel mummy came out to us. We thank for we managed to escape.

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Ramon Telles brings this retablo to Saint Patrick thanking him for personal acquitance with Mel Gibson during the shooting of a film that took place in his state. He even participated in the movie as an extra.

My cousin and I discovered a place where the mermaids reunited. We noticed that they always returned over there to chat and play. So we had the idea to rent boats and bring tourists to look on the mermaids. Our business is going very well because everybody in the world wants to see such a wonderful show. And it seems we don’t bother the mermaids very much. We thank the Virgin of Zapopan for making us rich.

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I wanted to go to the Town Day celebration, so early at the morning, when even the sun had not yet arisen, I went to the river wash my clothes. There I met a nagual with long sharp claws. He went towards me. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe [. . .]

My neighbors’s pigs were eating my cabbages. They were very voracious. I prayed to Saint Francis, and he worked a miracle. So now my neighbor keeps his pigs in pigsty. Thanks.

When I was ill, the death appeared. She approached my bed, and I got very upset, because I didn’t want her to take me, since I was still young. I grabbed the crucifix and started praying to the Lord of the Wonders for protection. The death receded before the crucifix. So I was saved. Thanks for that.

Juana Varela

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