My husband took dance lessons for the 15th birthday party of our daughter Rosita. He danced very badly and was scared of making fool of himself. He even became sleep-walker. He waked up and danced humming some waltz tunes. I thank Our Lady of Zapopan because after the party, when he realized that he can dance, he stopped his sleep-walking.

Little boy Marco Antonio Huerta gives thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe because El Santo beat The Red Demon. El Santo had promised, if he won the fight, to give his mask to the boy. The boy thanks because El Santo won and gave him his mask.

October 14, 1975
Mexico City

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Thanks to Saint George I realized that a cheetah protects much better than any bodyguard.

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Ignacia Castillo offers this retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon as a sign of gratitude for helping her get a job as a cook in the ranch “Los Gorriones” (“The Sparrows”). As a test of her skills, she was asked to prepare tortillas and mole. The masters liked how it tasted. And it was rumored that they were very strict about food. So now everybody is happy with her cooking.

Cuetzalan, Puebla, 1949

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Some fellows were constantly harassing Gustavo Suarez. One day they grabbed him at the park and beat him badly. Gustavo thanks Saint Augustine because he cured rapidly and his attackers were apprehended.

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Picador Constantino Gutierrez gives thanks to the Virgin of Juquila from his heart and with great devotion for all the good she did to him when he debuted at the bull-ring in the capital receiving an ovation from the audience.

Cuernavaca, Morelos

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Ciriaco Hernandez gives thanks to Soul in Purgatory because I’ve married to Suleima despite the fact that everybody said that I was very skinny and couldn’t handle her. But I have tremendous sex with her and even tell her to get on top because I don’t feel any weight.

Mexico, March 17, 1988

We sincerely thank Saint Jude Thaddaeus for saving us from dying of thirst when we went as illegal immigrants in USA and got lost in the desert.

Pedro Godinez Rios and Maribel Peralta Lopez
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
May 20, 1959

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I thank Virgin of Zapopan because my children won a calf at church raffle.

Acadia Martinez, widow of Lopez

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In 1939 in a town Santo Tomas Chautla the barber Martin Gonzalez was working with a hangover and accidentally cut off the municipal president’s ear. The barber gives thanks to Saint Martin because he wasn’t thrown in jail and had no punishment.

My life was very boring and tedious until I began to dream that I had wings and I flew in the sky full of stars. I thank Sacred Heart for sending me these wonderful dreams. Now I am happy and more optimistic.

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Leopoldo Garza offers this little retablo to Saint Patrick thanking him because he met Elvis on the boulevard.

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Alicia gives thanks to the Lord for finding love with Felipe and for letting her dreams about marriage come true. Now, while they’re on honeymoon, she’s offering this retablo in gratitude asking always to fill their life with joy and happiness.

14th February 1999
Acapulco, Mexico

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