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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for not losing my eye and going blind when I was gathering prickly pears and one fell down in my eye hitting me with thorns.

Timoteo Hernandez Lopez
July 16, 1968, Torreon

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My brother was very jealous and was kicking out all my suitors. I was worried and afraid that I might end up like an old maid. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan with all my heart because one day came the revulutionaries and took my brother to fight with them. So now I can relax with my beloved one.

Yolanda Garcia \ Piedras Negras, Coahuila

My husband was a football fan, He used to come home and turn on the TV first thing to wash his games. He didn’t pay me any attention and never had time for the intimacy. I was so desperate I even thought about asking for a divorce. I fervently prayed Saint Barbara, and title by little my husband’s sport fever went down. Now he’s a more loving and, above all, fulfilling husband.

Sandra Cruz \ Torreon, Coahuila

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With this humble retablo, I thank Saint Patrick because my husband hasn’t found out about my love affairs with the young and handsome plumber. My husband’s unique interest is watching his soccer games all day long, and there’s no attention for me. So I have to satisfy my woman needs with a real man.

Sofía N. ~ Torreón, Coahuila

With all my heart, I thank Saint Anthony the Great for working the miracle that my horse El Patro’s back legs have been cured. They were broken and wouldn’t heal. Now he’s feeling very well and runs with great agility at the ranch. My dear friend El Patro.

Teodoro Garcia
Coahuila, 1969

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My husband Meliton was called by the Revolutionaries to join them in their fight. I was very sad and worried seeing him leaving me. I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and she worked the miracle of seeing my husband returning home safe and healthy. I bring this humble retail for that.

Sagrario Corona
Piedras Negras, Coahuila

I dedicate this retablo to Saint Barbara thanking for I’m not pregnant. My periods were delayed, so I bought a pregnancy test. I was frightened to see the result since I had no idea who might be the father. The thing is lately I had affairs with my neighbor, my friend from the university and even a professor. But now I’m relieved, since the result turned to be negative.

Emilia T.
Torreon, Coahuila

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The Jimenez sisters, Petrita and Juanita, dedicate this humble retablo to Saint Anthony of Padua for receiving a favor. Their boyfriends has come back home. The went to the capital for work to make some money to marry the sisters. The girls were afraid the guys forgot about them but now they’re back and keep their promises. The sisters are very happy and are planning the weddings.

Monclova, Coahuila

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One morning I went fishing in my small boat. Suddenly I hooked an enormous sailfish. I give thanks to Saint Peter because after many hours of efforts I finally managed to catch it. I sold it and earned a lot of money.

Teodoro Muñoz
Manzanillo, Coahuila

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Martina Ojeda thanks Saint Joseph for the miracle that her husband Eulalio came back home to celebrate the Christmas with her and their children. He worked whole year and they didn’t see him all that time and missed him so much.

Torreon, Coahuila

I, Ambrosio Fernandez, town hall secretary of the Torreón city, dedicate this retablo to Saint Fermin because our town is proud to be the birthplace of Ricardo Montalban, a great actor from «Fantasy Island», «Hawaii Five-O», «Columbo», «Dynasty», «Star Trek», «The Colbys», «The Love Boat», «Ironside» and many other great TV series.

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Avelino Sanchez thanks, form the bottom of his heart, the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping him that night when the town lumber storage was on fire. The flames were dangerous but he went through it unharmed.

Torreon, Coahuila

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe with this retablo because I managed to execute the mission imposed on me by mr. Madero. With these great, brave women and with their tricks, we managed to transport successfully the arms and the ammunition in trains—from the border with Texas to Piedras Negras, Coahuila—to protect the “San Luis” plan.

A. Aguirre Benavides
October 1910