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I dedicate this humble retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus asking him for the eternal rest of hundreds of firefighters died trying to save people on that tragic September 11, 2001. I’m also asking for nothing of this kind would happen ever again.

I came from Tepeaca, Puebla, to the United States full of dreams and hopes for a better life for me and my family. I’m infinitely grateful to the Virgin of Guadalupe because I found a good job as a dishwasher in a famous restaurant in New York via a fellow countryman. May you be blessed.

Severiano Pérez \ New York, USA

Facundo Mendez brings this retablo to Saint Patrick thanking him because he went to New York and saw the Rolling Stones’ concert from the first row.

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for bringing my husband back from the USA. He used to work as a waiter in a restaurant in one of the twin towers in New York. When I saw this on TV, I prayed the Virgin for divine protection and help, and she heard my prayers.

Delfina Montes from here, Mexico City
September 29, 2001

Antonia Cruz thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because after the attack on the twin towers in New York her husband safely returned to beautiful and beloved Mexico which he should never leave.

September 11, 2001
Antonia & Jasinto
Guadalajara, Jalisco

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me during the attack on the twin-towers on September 11, 2001, because I was late and couldn’t get where the tragedy happened. Now I’m back in my beloved and beautiful Mexico.

Jesus Ramirez
Puebla, Puebla

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I thank the Virgin for the opportunity to met the boatman Pedro in Acapulco. I’m going to take him with me to New York.

Susan Ofavich

Virgin of Guadalupe, I ask you, from the bottom of my heart, do not let mr. Osama bin Laden to attack U.S. again, especially with nuclear bombs, because my children work there, in Los Angeles, California. Let the piece reign and no war, My Holy Mother.

Silvia Hernandez
September 11, 2001

Alfredo Gutierrez thanks the Lord of Chalma for giving him a strong diarrhea, because of what he was late for his work as a waiter in a restaurant in the Twin Towers in New York. So he was saved from dying.

September 11, 2011

We, Jose, Luis and Pablo Martinez, dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of Juquila. Our border crossing guide left us but then came back. So we managed to get to New York and make a lot of dollars. Now we are going back to Mexico and we thank you for protecting us during these three years abroad.

Puebla — July 18, 1999

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Mrs. Debbie Nathan dedicates this retablo to her colleagues from MCLAP (Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program) and to the clients who had a great courage to cross the border and one day got involved in sad situations and now they are facing the death penalty. We, from MCLAP, are fighting for our dearest clients’ lives. We are also facing the danger going in the regions terrorized by the drug-traffic. Let the forces and the spirits, natural and supernatural, protect us so we could continue to live and enjoy our lives in our neighbor countries.

New York — Mexico City 2011
Bless our way!

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I thank God for protecting 150 passengers and 5 crew members of the US Airways flight 1549 that departed at 15:03 from the New York airport LaGuardia to Charlotte (North Carolina). Because of an accident occurred three minutes after the departure the pilot Chesley Sullenberger managed to land the plane on the Hudson River. All aboard survived and were rescued. It was a miracle.

Alfredo Vilchis
Corner of the miracles
Minas de Cristo, Mexico
January 15, 2009

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May you be blessed God for saving us from dying in the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers because we were late for work in the restaurant in one of the towers.

Pablo Montes and Gustavo Padilla
Puebla, Puebla
October 7, 2001

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