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When my pupil Alfonso fell in love with mr, I thought it was sweet. But then I saw that he was serious about it, and I got preoccupied. I prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe for help. Some time later she made a miracle. Alfonso lost his interest in me and switched to a new girl who moved from Guanajuato to us in the middle of the school year. I thank because it is she who will broke the Alfonso’s heart and not me.

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I bring this retablo to Saint Anthony thanking him for Lolita has become my fiancée. I was afraid she would reject me because I wasn’t her equal. But I loved her with all my heart. We’re very happy, and her family is glad.

Benito Cruz
Guanajuato, 1946

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I thank Saint Cyprian because he helped me to bewitch Quinberly Esmid. I, being very ugly, gave her a potion given to me by a sorcerer from Catemaco. She fell in love with me and now she’s my wife.

Lamberto Ferreira de los Monteros
Chichimequillas, Guanajuato, 1969

My friend had no money to keep so many roosters, so he accepted it and gave me one. I thank Saint Martin the Cavalryman because the rooster turned out to be very good in fighting and he won a lot of money for me. My rooster the Valiant and I, we both became quite famous in the state.

Fausto Dominguez, Guanajuato

We thank the Virgin of the Solitude for looking after us during our tour around the country and for keeping our fellow artists healthy.

Circus “Arcoiris Show”
Celaya, Guanajuato

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Elvira Esparza Godinez thanks the Virgin of Sorrows for healing her son who got stung by bees when he passed near by them. I thank you, Virgin, for this miracle.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
February 9, 1971

I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, the Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos for healing all my illnesses because I got into heavy hail storm on my way back home, when I had a long way to go.

Julio Espinosa Gonzales
16 March 1964
Doloras, Hidalgo, Guanajuato

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Virgin of Guadalupe, I dedicate this retablo to you thanking for saving us from an ambush of the federals. We got some wounds but managed to get through. We, revolutionaries who are fighting for the land and for the freedom, offer this retablo.

Guanajuato
September 24, 1917

We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for letting us find our donkey. So it wasn’t stolen form the place where we had left him tied while we were doing shopping.

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Marvelous Saint James, we offer you this humble retablo for helping us with the soldiers who didn’t let the train pass because we were going where our general Pancho Villa was and we were carrying riffles and machine guns to him because we were fighting for our land and our freedom.

Hortencio Gamboa Lopez
Guanajuato, 5 july 1915

It was November 2. I went to the cemetery to visit my late friends. I was tired and fell asleep. To my surprise, when I awoke, I found myself surrounded by skeletons who were eating the offerings. I was scared and rushed out from the cemetery. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Casimiro Alvarez
Guanajuato

I thank God for helping me to cure the sick animals that people bring to me. I always entrust myself to St. Anthony the Great, and thank to him I have patience to foster the sick.

Dr. Samuel Contreras
Guanajuato
January 22, 1982


It’s Anthony the Great in the caption, but Anthony from Padua on the picture.

With great joy, I give thanks to God and the Virgin of Guadalupe for such a big favor. I thought I’d never get married because my best years were behind me. But one day my boyfriend, who went in USA few years ago, returned. He proposed me, and I gladly accepted his proposal, because he is the love of my life. He organized a very cute wedding for me.

Lupita Gonzalez & Amador Ramirez
Celaya, Guanajuato
June 5, 1986