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I thank Saint Charbel with this humble retablo because I managed to save enough money to pay for my breast augmentation surgery. I had small bust and had to stuff my bra every day. Once at a party a filling fell off in front of the people, and I was dying of embarrassment. Now this won’t happen again.

Alicia R. \ Cuernavaca, Morelos

Saint Jude Thaddeus, thank you for all your favors. It seemed I was loosing my mind when I got in the river completely naked. One and half year before, my boyfriend Pepe had drowned at the very same place. A lady saw me there and reported to the police. They came looking for me, and then I spent three days at a police station until my mother and my sister came after me. They payed the fine, and then I was taken from there with the psychologist. Few months later, I was doing better mentally, since I had been at the edge of going crazy.

Angela Moreno
Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1965

November 28, 1911, don Emiliano Zapata announced the Ayala plan. We entrusted ourselves to the Virgin of Guadalupe and eagerly started the fight for our lands promising to protect them till the end. We dedicated our lives to the fight for justice and honor, for our land and for our freedom.

The Zapatistas
Ayala, Morelos

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I dedicate this retablo to the Lord of Mercy to help me cure my husband because for the last two moths he thinks he is Adolf Hitler.

Ceurnava, Mexico, 1977

Humberto Rodriguez, 23 years old, went camping with four his friends in vicinity of Cocoyoc, Morelos. 11 p.m., he moved away fro the group and immediately was taken up in the air by a bright light ray. He was brought right inside an UFO. 30 minutes later, he returned to his friends. They were scared and looking for him. Humberto told he remembered nothing besides that he had been praying to the Virgin of the Holy Heart. He brings this retablo as testimony.

Mexico City, 2003

Saint Jude Thaddeus, thank you for your favors. My cousin Pedro from north came to visit me. The next day, we went for a walk around those places we used to wander around when we were children. I decided to climb a rock but fell in a hollow and fractured my leg. My cousin took me home. I thank Saint Jude for helping me to heal my injuries.

Telesforo Jimenez
Tepostlan, Morelos, 1969

Mother Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for leaving us alive when we were attacked by some miscreants during our journey.

San Juan, Morelos

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During their visit to Tepoztlán, Ricardo Arriaga and his family noticed two UFOs not far away from the archeological site. The UFOs were hanging in the air for more than 30 minutes before people started praying to the Virgin of the Light. This retablo is a testimony of what happened.

Puebla, 1960

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Holy Child of Atocha, I thank you for all your favors. It happened so I went to gather some food for a sick cow a day before I had to give birth. I gathered a very heavy basket, that’s why my contractions began while I was doing my laundry. Thanks goodness, my friend Ramona was near and she helped me. I was very sick, but the worst part was that a baby died. I thank the Holy Child for consoling me.

Elena Montes
Puente de Ixtla, Morelos, 1937

On our way to Tepoztlan, we met a group of green martians. They wanted to stop us. But thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe we escaped, so they didn’t catch us.

October 16, 1967

Antonio Lopez thanks the Holy Child of Atocha for finding his cow after three days of searching it in the mountains.

October 18, 1985
Cuernavaca, Morelos

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Saint Francis, thank you for your help. My cutie pie and I were making love when I felt a bite on my leg. I turned to look what it was and saw a horrible snake. I screamed and then fainted. When I got conscious. I was in the hospital when they took care of me. I thank Saint Francis.

Mauro Moreno
Cuautla, Morelos, 1958

With this drawing your slave Juan Luis Rubert wants to thank you, Saint Francis, for the miracle. My dog Sandy bit the doña Mariela Luisiana del Corral’s big toe. I cared about the wounded woman with all my devotion, in your constant presence, Saint Francis. At that moment her husband arrived and witnessed this scene. He got furious and killed the dog but left Mariela Luisiana del Corral to me for ever.

Cuernavaca, Mexico
December 2013