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I, Marinita Costa, offer this exvoto thanking the Virgin of the Sea for looking after little turtles’ babies and for making me realize that the sea is a house and not just a giant pool. I beg and implore for forgiveness for those times when I threw Coca-Cola light bottles with love messages inside in the sea. I wish I stay an old maid for this stupidity.

Acapulco, Guerrero, 2006

Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, because I met Pancho, a boatman, in Acapulco. I’m going to take him to New York with me.

Lynda Smith

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January 22, 1970

I thank the Holy Face of God from Acapulco for working a miracle that my daughter Sara stopped working as a prostitute.

Her mother Maria Solis

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I’m infinitely thankful to Saint Anthony of Padua, with the present retablo, for bringing back my Ponciano alive. He was gone with general Zapata’s troops to fight and I was afraid I’d never see him again. But now we are together and happy with our six kids.

Clementina Cruz ~ Chilpancingo, Guerrero

Candido Ramos pays the Virgin of Guadalupe with this ratable for saving me from a crab-man who wanted to drown me when the tide took me to the open sea; but I implored you, Holy Virgin, and you looked after me.

Acapulco, 1962

Thanks Virgin of Guadalupe because it’s been 20 years since I became a cliff diver in Acapulco and I keep following my true passion.

El Zanca Ortiz

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I thank Saint John of God for the talent and compassion of David de Leon and six other plastic artists who painted together a mural “The heroes also cry” in Acapulco as a message of solidarity with the doctors, nurses and all the healthcare personnel during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The survivors, 2020

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I give infinite thanks to Saint Peter with this simple exvoto for having spent the three best days of my life on a desert island with two gringo tourists. I took them for a ride, and my boat broke down, and it took a long time to rescue us, so I took a rest from cries and complaints of my crazy wife.

Inocencio Cortes ~ Acapulco, Guerrero

Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for the miracle that I arrived well to the Mexico City, along with the passengers who did confide in me. The bus lost its brakes as we approached Zihuatanejo and it went like it was driven by the devil. In such danger, I entrusted myself to you, promising this exvoto which I bring now.

Federico, grateful driver
It happened on October 27
December 12, Mexico

Felipa Muñoz went to Acapulco for vacation. She was drowning, but a gringo saved her. A romance arose from this. She thanks Saint Rita because now she has her blonde man and they live very happily.


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Tiburcio Lopez brings this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving him from a skeleton mermaid who wanted to drown him dead.

Acapulco, 1950

Thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for the miracle that my uncle Toño Lopez G. was saved when he was attacked by a giant crocodile. Thank you, my Mother.


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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for letting me met Pancho, a boatman, in Acapulco. Now I’m going to take him to New York with me.

Lucy Wilson

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