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Virgin of Guadalupe, I thank you for saving me from a giant octopus that attacked me when I was fishing in the sea at Puerto Escondido.

Felipe, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1972

When we were coming back from our honeymoon at the beaches of Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca… and we could lost our lives by negligence. My wife implored the Virgin of Juquila for protection, and now we thank for her miracle.

Lupe and Pedro from Mexico City, 10–May–2010

I’m happy and thank you, Virgin of Juquila, because I won the surfing competition in Puerto Escondido.

Tomy Lee

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I love surfing, but one day I fell off a big wave. I thank Saint Rita of Cascia with all my heart because although the falling was hard enough I didn’t get serious injuries and I can keep doing what I love the most. I dedicate this retablo for that.

Ramon Salgado
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

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Holy Child of Atocha, thank you for your help. I went to the sea to test my surf-board. I was catching the waves when suddenly I got cramp. My surf taken by the waves floated away from me. I tried to reach the rocks, but the waves smashed me into them. However, thanks to my Holy Child everything ended up well. I was saved by two boatmen.

Ramiro Castro
Puerto Escondido, 1969