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I thank the Lord of Villaseca for I found my son Ramon after the mine had been collapsed. I also thank because he recovered quickly after that accident.

Guanajuato
July 4, 1948

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I thank the Virgin of San Juan for saving my fiancée from dying from a heart attack right at the altar during our wedding.

Jose Luis Jimenez Valdez
San Miguel de Allende
October 5, 1979

I humbly dedicate this simple retablo to Saint George with my eternal gratitude for being with me on the day of my debut at the town bullring. I performed splendidly and received an ovation from the audience.

Salamanca, Guanajuato
Gerardo del Castillo

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My husband and I were spending a night in an inn in Guanajuato to celebrate our anniversary, and it happened that the Death appeared to us. We were very frightened and prayed to the Virgin of San Juan. The Death disappeared. We thank the Holy Virgin for this horrible apparition didn’t make a deadly omen to us because we were told in the town that this room was bewitched.

*** Vargas and his wife Evarista Ramirez almost turned their toes up when their friend Macarias put on a skeleton outfit, got in the mask shop and yelled at them.

Guanajuato, June 24, 1938

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I give you infinite thanks, Saint James the Apostle, for having a natural beauty and the body. Thanks to my look I have a lot of job as an art model for artists and photographers, and, with the money they pay me, I can cover my university studies.

Ana M.
Guanajuato, Mexico

The night of November 2, I was taking care of some tomes at the cemetery. I received a great shock when I saw with my own eyes a dead man who opened his casket and was ready to get out of it. I prayed the Lord of Chalma for protection and could escape safely. Next time I’m offered a job at the cemetery, I’d rather refuse.

Aquilino Morales
Guanajuato, 1947

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Thank you, Holy Virgin, for healing my sheep. They were dying from a terrible disease and I couldn’t find any remedy. I prayed to your image, and now my sheep are feeling good. I offer you this retablo in gratitude.

Juvencio
Pueblo Nuevo, 1945

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I thank Saint James for saving me. I was going back to the village, when the earth trembled and cracked under me.I fell off the horse. I thank nothing serious happened with me.

Ilario Rodriguez
Guanajuato, August 18, 1938

Saint Infant Jesus of Prague, I thank you, because you’ve heard my prayers and requests to change my wife’s temper. She was very violent and always beat me.

Sr. Gabino Vasquez Gutierrez
4th april 1971, Irapuato, Guanajuato

Don Rogaciano Hernandez offers this retablo to Saint Joseph in order to thank for his son Sabino coming back home after working on the border for many years. Don thought he’d never see his son again.

Leon, Guanajuato

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Thank you, Saint Jude Thaddeus, for miraculously saving my sons during the Rio Bravo crossing when they were going to work in USA looking for a better opportunity.

Paola Valliejo Zambrano
May 19, 1984, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

With all my faith, I dedicate this retablo to Saint James the Apostle for protecting me from being kicked by a bull. I got an angry bull, and only thanks to the saint’s divine intervention nothing serious happened.

Carmelo Trujillo
Guanajuato

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