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My sister and I went to the capital to study in the university but we needed money to cover our expenses. We took advantage of our beauty and started working as dancers in a night club where the pay is very good. We thank Saint Bruno for our parents don’t know about it because they would get angry and make us return to the village.

Josefina and Raquel S. ~ Guadalajara, Jalisco

Gabriela Campos offers this retablo to the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe for protecting and looking after her family during an assault they suffered in the state of Jalisco and from which they escaped unharmed.

Atizapan, 2018

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June 3, 1928, I met two strangers near the ranch de la Tinaja. They tried to kill me. I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Zapopan, and she saved me. I bring this retablo in gratitude for this miracle.

Tizapan el Alto, Jalisco, August 1928
Jesus Feliz Salcedo

A young man Anacleto Figueroa fell in love with a girl from a village in Tequila. That’s why he started looking for a job as a jimador. He thanks Saint Anthony because now, thanks to his efforts, they will get married.

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Since I have a good body, a friend of mine invited me to work at his club as a stripper. I accepted the offer because I’d earn very good money this way. One night I was frightened to see one of my aunts in the first row. My family didn’t know what I was doing. I thank Saint Michael the Archangel because my aunt agreed to keep my secret and I promised not to tell about the places she loves to visit.

Ricardo M. ~ Guadalajara, Jalisco

I thank the Virgin of Zapopan for looking after me and helping me to come back to my family. I went to the USA for work, and I’m happy to be back in my home country. Now I’m selling cotton candy at the town square, and the things are going well.

Meliton Cordova, Zapopan, Jalisco, 1957

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There was a bad plague hitting my agaves, and many of my plants were dying. I was so distressed I implored Saint Isidor Labourer to save my plants. Few days later all my agaves were cured. Now they give a lot of pulque. I give thanks for such a great miracle.

Higinio Valencia, Jalisco, 1952

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I thank the Virgin of Perpetual Help for having saved my son from dying when a truck hit the bus in which he traveled.

Micaela Horta
Guadalajara, Jalisco, May 10, 1950

Don Luciano Herrera was a very rich man in our town. After having widowed, he began to court me. I didn’t like him because he was much older than me. But he was stubborn and even offered some lands to my parents in exchange for marrying me. I thank Saint Raymond for I managed to go live with my aunt in the capital and I’ve never seen this dirty old man anymore.

Rosita Buendia ~ Zapopan, Jalisco

There was a very pretty girl in our town that I liked very much. One night I embrace myself to give her a serenade without any idea that she had a very aggressive and grumpy father. I thank Saint Jude Thaddeus with this humble retablo because the mariachi and I could escape before he started to shoot at us with a shotgun he pulled out.

Liborio Zamora \ Guadalajara, Jalisco

To show a girl I liked how brave I am, I agreed to do a rollercoaster ride. She loved extreme rides. And I, being at the top, felt terrible. I got a fear of hight and my stomach was upset. I infinitely thank the Holy Child of Atocha for getting through this horrible ride. I promise to be sincere and to tell that I don’t love strong sensations.

Valentin Fuentes \ Guadalajara, Jalisco

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Alberto Mendoza thanks the Virgin of San Juan for saving him from dying when his horse got mad. In this mortal danger I entrusted myself to you to be saved from dying.

Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
October 11, 1985

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Abelino Sanchez thanks the Virgin of San Juan for protecting him that night when the town lumberyard got on fire. The flames were very powerful but he managed to break through without burns, get to the fire and extinguish it.

Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco

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