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I thank the Virgin of San Juan for helping me to get safe and sound to the United States, because we crossed the desert.

Sr. Nicolas Prieto Arredondo Salano
August 10, 1977, Morelia, Michoacan

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I dedicate this humble retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe and thank her with ll my hear for giving me the gift of singing. Thanks to my voice I can earn my living performing in canteens and at the town holidays where everyone loves and admires me.

Jose Luis Gallardo ~ Morelia, Michoacan

The Hernandez brothers, Ponciano and Salvador, bring this retablo to Saint Isidor the Labourer because they managed to buy some land in their village for the money they’d earned as farm-workers in USA. They thank from the bottom of their hearts.

Morelia, MIchoacan

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I wanted to impress my neighbor whom I was attracted to. I climbed up a tree to bring her kitten down totally forgetting that I have a fear of heights. I thank Saint Pancras for the firefighters arrived to save me because I was so scared I couldn’t move. The cat meanwhile had come down giving me a great embarrassment. I promise to not doing brave anymore to avoid being a ridicule.

Benito Segura
Morelia, Michoacan

In Morelia, señora Justina Lopez Agua was getting out the tram, and her dress got caught so she fell under the wheels. She implored the Virgin of the Health and was saved. She dedicated this retablo in gratitude.

February 1890

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As I promised, I dedicate this retablo to Saint Anthony of Padua for the miracle of sending me a fiancé. I thought, in my age, I would stay an old maid. I’m very happy with my Evaristo. He loves me, and we are going to get married.

Lolita Torres
Morelia, Michoacan

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you for all your favors. We went to celebrate the Town Day. We visited the church, and after we decided to have some snacks. My little girl carelessly ran to see the firework bull, and one of the petard hit her in the face. Her cheek was badly injured and cut. I took my girl to bandage her face. I was scared that she’d going to die. But thanks to Saint Jude {?) everything ended well.

Apolonia Gomez
Morelia, Michoacan, 1973

Don Rogelio Brancho Quintana thanks Saint Isidor Labourer for saving his pig, and also his wife and his kid during the flood. He dedicates this retablo.

Morelia, 1953

My son Arturo became a sleep-walker since his father had gone to work in Morelia. Arturo went opening drawers and closets and seeking and raking about. I was desperate, and I prayed to the Virgin of Zapopan, because I was afraid my son would become a real thief. The Virgin heard my prayers, and August 18, 1940, my husband came back home. And my boy got cured from his illness right away. I thank for that.

November 5, 1937, Jenoveba Ruiz Garca were going back home with her baby when a witch suddenly appeared. The witch followed them. So Jenoveba started to pray to The Infant Jesus of Prague, and with his help she arrived home in safety.

Morelia, Michoacan

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