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My favorite movie is “Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick. First of all because of the great performance of Malcolm McDowell. I thank Saint Marta with this ex-voto for mr. McDowell’s acting talent which serves as an excellent example for the young actors.

Roberto Suarez \ Mexico City

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I dedicate this ex-voto to Saint Segismundo “Froy” for giving me the joy of meeting my love in Roma and to end with me being single. I mange better and get rid of my sorrows. I’m happy with my husband and son.

Anai Lopez — October 2016, Mexico City

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May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for Paloma and I met on these paths of the art and I was inspired with her glorious ecstasy. Look after her and bless her way because I will never forget her.

The crazy dreamer A. V. R.
Mexico City, February 10, 2006

My husband left me and went to the United States, and I didn’t get any news from him. I was left alone in this big city, without money. I began to work as a prostitute in the Merced district. I ask the Virgin of the Solitude to protect me.

The desperate one — June 7, 2000

I dedicate this ex-voto to Saint Marta for the very talented Kristian Nairn. Not only he played one of the most beloved character in modern history but he also is very much respected in the music community for his work as an innovator DJ. I wish him many years of success.

Daniel Mendoza \ Mexico City

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Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for letting me coming through this dangerous sex change surgery. Now I look like a real woman.

Pablo R. “Ivette”, Mexico City
December 12, 2009

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When Pablo came home he saw me chatting with some neighbors. He got angry and started spanking me with his belt. But I felt much more pain because Pablo though I was cheating on him. He yelled at me, cursing with horrible words, and threatened to leave me. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because he didn’t dump me and we live happily together.

You devoted son, R. C. P.
Mexico City, 1970

Fermin Roque and Carmen Lopez offer this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe because this year they sold more nopal cactuses than the last year. They thanks for that.

Milpalta, 1947

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I liked to paint but I was afraid of not having enough talent to become a professional. But one night Frida Kahlo appeared in my dream and encouraged me to paint. I give infinite thanks to Saint Thomas Aquinas for that dream. It was the inspiration I needed to do what I loved the most—painting.

Amelia Lara ~ Mexico City

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Señor Alberto thanks the Virgin of Sorrows for not losing his arm when he cut himself while butchering meat in his shop. He brings this retablo as his gratitude for this favor.

January 25, 1999
Tacubaya, Mexico City

Señora Yolanda thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving her husband David form dying during a dangerous heart surgery. He was hovering between life and death. For your favor I offer you this retablo.

January 25, 1999
Tacubaya, Mexico City

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Virgin of San Juan, I thank you for giving me the courage to come through the surgery. Now I look exactly as I feel myself inside—a complete woman.

Fernando “La Paloma”
Tacubaya, Mexico City, March 14, 2000

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May you be blessed, Saint Sebastian, because Marta came to live with me. We are happy together because we love each other very much and aren’t afraid to be who we are.

Marta and Luisa, Tacubaya, 1987

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