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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

Thank God, my fiancé and I went on our honeymoon to San Miguel de Allende, the cradle of the Bicentennial independence.

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I give thanks to the Lord of Hospital from Salamanca for the miracle of saving me from death in Celaya, April 1915. When we defeated Pancho Villa and his troops, the general Alvaro Obregon had his arm blown off by a grenade. And I was behind him. Realizing what happened, I ordered this retablo.

With this retablo, I ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for my liberty in USA.

San Felipe, Guanajuato
Juan Jose Sanchez
October 10, 1990

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Candida Martinez had a tough choice to make. He feel in love with two men in at the same time, Humberto, a shop owner, who gave her a lot of presents, and Martin, who spoke so sweet about love. She thanks the Lord of Villaseca for helping her to choose Martin. Now she asks only for a good job for him, so they could get married.

Guanajuato
May 15, 1959

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I’m an encyclopedia salesman. One day I stopped in a hotel in Celaya. When I went to sleep I heard some laughs and clearly saw the footprints appearing on the walls and the ceiling. I’m not a coward but I took the pillow and the blanket and went to sleep in the corridor. I thank the Holy Virgin for the ghosts didn’t follow me.

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The Galvan Alvarez family thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus for the miracle of coming back home to their town after spending several years in Dallas, Texas.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
December 4, 1983

On the Day-D in june 1944 we disembarked in Normandy. I saw many of my brother-in-arms dying. I entrusted myself to Our Lord Jesus Christ and now I’m an american citizen. I’m thanking for all favors that I’ve received.

Hermenegildo Gonzalez Leon
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, 1953

We sincerely thank Saint Jude Thaddaeus for saving us from dying of thirst when we went as illegal immigrants in USA and got lost in the desert.

Pedro Godinez Rios and Maribel Peralta Lopez
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
May 20, 1959

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