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Luisa Escalante, being alone without a job and with two children at home, had an idea to make business with her own body. Because she was selling herself at the best spot of the lively street, she managed to support her sons, so they could make their careers. Luisa thanks the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception for having protected her at this difficult stage of her life and offers her this retablo.

Ciudad Juarez, 1965

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The Garcia family had the misfortune to have their house destroyed by tornado. They thank Saint Patrick because nobody got hurt and they managed to rebuild their home.


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Pascual Diaz was in the mountains, and some very drunk skeletons appeared to him. They tried to take him with them. But I implored the Holy Face, and you saved me.

Chihuahua, 1942

Jasinta Robledo found herself in a dangerous situation when her husband almost found out about her small secret affair. The husband suddenly came home and almost caught them, but thanks to the Saint Raymond’s intervention Jasinta came through this difficult situation. She offers this retablo for that.

Parral, Chihuahua, 1917

I thank the Holy Lord of Chalma for giving me his protection while I was a member of the Golden Ones of my general Pancho Villa. With them, I faced many tough battles against the government of the usurper Victoriano Huerta. May you be blessed.

Filemon Salas ~ Chihuahua, Mexico

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Dionisio Medina dedicates this humble retablo to Saint Christopher as a gratitude for providing his protection during all these years he’s been traveling with his truck all around the country. He always return back to his family safe and sound.

Chihuahua, Mexico

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I was going back to my hut when suddenly a bandit jumped out on my way. He was going to hurt me. I thank the Virgin of the Solitude for giving me the courage to take away the pistol from the bandit and defend myself. I saved my life, and I have three kids who totally depend on me.

Apolonia T.
Chihuahua, Mexico

Thanks to the Holy Child of Atocha for saving me from dying from thirst in the desert and for guiding me through it.

Chihuahua — January 12, 1939

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Virgin of Guadalupe, I dedicate this ex-voto in the name of all those women cowardly killed in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. I ask, with all my heart, to repose their souls in the paradise, for the sake of their families’ comfort.

January 25, 2004

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My wife was a compulsive buyer. We used to go to the mall, visiting all the shops there and buying clothes and shoes with my credit card. I was scared that I couldn’t control her. I prayed to Saint James the Apostle, and he worked a miracle. Now my Leticia is more conscious and thrifty. Her previous way of spending would’ve bankrupted me.

Fernando Reynoso
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua

Alba Martinez was in hurry because she got an order and had to cook a lot of pies in her small kitchen. She stumbled and drop a pan with boiling oil on herself. She was wearing sandals, so she burned her legs. In such painful moment she entrusted herself to Saint Paschal Baylon. She put an aloe oil on her burns, and the next day she was able to go back to her work routine. She brings this retablo for this miracle.

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

Nayely thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe in the name of all those women cowardly killed in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. I ask, with all my heart and with tears in my eyes, to repose their souls in the paradise, for the sake of their families’ comfort

Mexico, 2004

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Since I got internet at home for my work my wife has been spending all her time chatting with her friends and playing the computer. She wouldn’t do her household chores and neglected our baby. I thank Saint Raymond Nonnatus for delivering her from this internet obsession. And now she’s an excellent mother and a great wife.

Filiberto Pantoja — Chihuahua