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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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I thank Saint Jude Thaddeus for the miracle of healing my ankle. I had hurt it while gathering woods in the mountains.

Don Aniceto Montalvo, July 8, 1941
The Cienegeita ranch, SMA

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My husband told me that he was going to paint our house with a friend’s help while I’d be visiting our daughter and grandsons in Guanajuato. But when I came back I found that the friend was Pedro Rosas, an old fashion hippy, and that he had convinced my husband to paint the house with psychedelic colors and images. Our house was a nightmare. There were eyes looking from the walls. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because I convinced my husband that all that was insane. Now, after repainting all with white paint our house is inhabitable again.

Juana dedicates this humble retablo to the Lord of the Column for Juvencio who got five bullets in the stomach from the soldiers of the garrison at Celaya for having deserted. I found him almost dead and prayed the Lord for protection. He heard me, and I thank him with this retablo for what happened that morning on April 15, 1922.

I thank the Virgin of San Juan for not getting mad when I saw an UFO and for not losing my family.

Cipriano Molina Cruz
Rancho Varillas, Irapuato
February 11, 1980

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I thank Saint Martin de Porres for getting out of jail. The master accused me of stealing a cow from the ranch. But it wasn’t me, it was another man. And now they have caught him.

Ernesto Galvan Ruiz
San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato
September 2, 1971

An eagle used to kill the chicken at our small farm. I prayed the Lord of the Wonders and he, in his infinite goodness, made the eagle fly away from our places. It never came back, so I thank.

Matilda Gutierez
Uriangato, Guanajuato

I was very sad for I’d been wrong in love. I asked Saint Anthony for his divine help, and few days later a very galant young man came to our town. I met him at the central square, and he began to court me. He’s turned out to be the love of my life. That’s what I always wanted so much, and I dedicate the present retablo for this.

Guillermina Paz
Guanajuato, Mexico

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My son Fortino was carrying the gunpowder. One barrel fell down and exploded. Miraculously, he ran way and saved his life. We are at your feet thanking for this miracle.

The Garcia family
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 1959

I thank the Virgin of Mercy for inviting famous modern art collectors to my studio. They took all my sculpture to a gallery in Hermosillo, although they still haven’t paid me a dime.

Leon, May 1963

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for curing my sheep. They were dying of a horrible disease which no remedy could cure. I prayed to your divine image, and now my sheep are healthy. I offer you this retablo as gratitude.

Juventino
Pueblo Nuevo, 1945

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