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Virgin of San Juan, I thank you because I found a job as a stripper. Thanks to that I can support my children. You know I do it not because I like it but out of necessity. And I ask you to protect me in such a tough profession.

Guadalupe “The Cute”
La Merced, Mexico City – June 17, 1995

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Rita Perez thanks the Virgin for she earns enough money to support her kids.

Merced, Mexico City

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May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for I found my daughter and didn’t let her to become a bad woman. Now she studies.

Merced, Mexico City – December 12, 1960

I, Maria, give thanks to Saint Sebastian because now I’m feeling better. I was beaten by two men after I refused to go in the hotel with them.

February 10, 2000
Merced, Mexico City

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Virgin of Guadalupe, I dedicate this retablo to you for helping me to met a good man who loves me and who have proposed to me despite of me being a prostitute. I thank you and bring this to your altar.

Carmen Hernandez
Merced, Mexico City, 2004

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I, Angelica Pilar Relles, dedicate this ex-voto to the Virgin of Guadalupe because I work as a whore in Merced, and there are robberies, the police, pimps, clients, illnesses in my life, and the Virgin helps me.

January 9, 1979

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for the miracle of delivering my son from that woman of easy virtue. He fell in love and was going mad. Seeing him in such state, I prayed you for him, and you worked the miracle.

Julia Diaz from the Merced neighborhood

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Rebeca thanks Holy Lord of Chalma for helping her to find a job as prostitute and to make enough money to pay for the heart surgery for her son whom she loves so much.

January 25, 1985

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Holy Child of Atocha, thank you for supporting me in this line of work and protecting from danger and illness.

Merced, Mexico City — May 10, 1999

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May you be blessed, Virgin of San Juan, for healing me from an infection I got from a prostitute. I also asked you so that my wife wouldn’t find out about this. I thank for that.

Felipe P.
Merced, 1995

Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for not letting a client cut me with a bottle when, on our way to the hotel, he realized that I’m not a woman. I entrusted myself to you in this danger and now I’m all right.

Paco, “The Beauty”
Merced, 1999

Thank you, Virgin of the Solitude, for healing me from a painful illness that I caught from a client because I was very careless about protection. I prayed you and now I’m back to work as a prostitute at my corner.

Merced, Mexico City
January 2004

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I thank you, Virgin of the Solitude, for keeping me healthy, saving and protecting me in this job that helps me to survive day by day, as long as my body keeps it up.

The Bootyfull
Merced, Mexico City, 2009

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