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Thanks to you I could escape from my old lady who wanted to beat me. I just said that her food lacked salt, and she went mad. Thanks, Virgin of Guadalupe.

Victor, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1969

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I thank you, Virgin of the Solitude, for saving my life when the old man my neighbor caught me in his house and started shooting at me. Thanks you you I could escape with nary a scratch, just frightened.

Jasinto Lopez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

After looking for many years, I finally met the woman of my dreams. Thanks to you, Virgin of Carmel, I married her. Thanks.

Manuel Cardenas
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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Señorita Rosalia Gutierrez had an accident in which she broke her ankle. She couldn’t walk for months. She dedicates this retablo to the Virgin of Juquila wholeheartedly thanking her for she was able to recover in time to participate in the Pineapple Flower dance at the Guelaguetza celebration. May you be blessed.

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

We thank you, Virgin of Carmel, for saving us from my old lady who wanted to kill us only for chatting and making us comfortable.

Jose and girlfriend, Oaxaca, Mexico

I give thanks to you, Virgin of the Solitude, for I was able to catch my boyfriend and bring him back to the church to say “yes” for ever.

Amalia, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1967

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Virgin of Carmel, thanks for saving me from being killed by my mother-in-law when she found out that I slept with her daughter before wedding and living together.

Fidel, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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Thank you, my Saint Jude, for the incredible vacation in Zipolite that hot summer of 1980 when I met Vero.

Conchita Monjaraz

I thank you, Virgin of the Rosary, for my husband turned out to be not a weirdo. I caught him in my clothes on, but he only wanted to know my size to get me a present.

Petra, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1980

I wholeheartedly thank the Virgin of Juquila with the present retablo for the good sales of my clay pots and casseroles. I go to sell them at the market every weekend, and people buy them a lot.

Josefa Rodriguez, Oaxaca

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When I saw this scene on my cel phone and saw how they apprehended our teacher and going to hurt her, I got very angry. I entrusted her to the Virgin of the Solitude, the patroness of Oaxaca, and asked to protect her in their fight for the decent education for Mexico. We thank for she’s free now, because 6 persons were dead, 21 detained, 94 injured and many arrested. Let them know that they aren’t alone. Pupils and parents, we support the teachers.

Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, June 31, 2016

I thanks Saint James the Apostle for letting me participate in the procession of the devils.

Juxtlahuaca, July 25, 2019

My ex-husband kept bothering me and scaring off my suitors even many years after his death, and you, Virgin of the Solitude, made him go away for ever.

Julia — Oaxaca, Mexico, 1969

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