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A grave illness hit the animals. I asked the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico to look after my animals. With all my heart, I entrusted my goats, piglets, chicken and asked to not lose our corn field. Since no animal died she thanks offering the present retablo.

Cipriana Garcia
El Progreso, S. L. P., November, 1954

On the Night of the Dead, our friends, my husband and I were going to the capital. We stopped to have a rest and to eat in a remote village in San Luis Potoci. We noticed there was a hall where the celebration was going on. So we decided to dance a little. But at the midnight all the inhabitants of the village turned into skeletons. We got scared and ran away. We thank the Virgin of San Juan for the dead men didn’t do anything to us.

June 24, 1909, on the Saint John’s Eve, my old man was coming back from the field and met a ghost of a hanged man. I thank Saint Augustine for protecting my old man and his donkey from such danger.

Charcas, S.L.P., 1909

Enrique Falcon M. and his wife Mercedes were passing by the pond at noon and saw an UFO flying over the mines at high speed. It was going around the mountains, and the spouses were scared. They played the Virgin of Zapopan. They offer this retablo as testimony.

San Luis Potosi — April 3, 1965

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Nicolasa Huerta gave birth to her baby who turned out to be dead. She asked Saint John of the Cross for a help, and her baby was back to live. She brings this retablo in sign of her infinite gratitude for this great miracle.

Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, 1909

With this retablo, the trapeze artist Maximino Casas give thanks to Saint Barbara for protecting him during his debut in the Chispa circus. He was very nervous and, in spite of practicing a lot, was afraid of falling down. But everything went well.

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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Jasinto Lopez brings this retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus thanking for his damned old mother-in-law finally went away and left him in peace.

Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, 1956

I thank the Lord of the Willow because my husband Macario doesn’t beat me anymore. He also stopped getting drunk, and we’re very happy now.

Felisa Montes
San Luis Potosi, 1960

Benjamin Camacho was riding on his bike with his baby when he was hit by a bus. The baby flew out his hands. He thanks the Holy Heart because miraculously the baby didn’t get hurt by falling on the ground. Benjamin didn’t get serious injuries either and got off with some bruises.

San Luis Potosi — July 17, 1955

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Señora Librada brings this retablo for the miracle of saving my cow. Hoof-and-mouth disease killed a lot of animals in the town of Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi. But I entrusted my cow to Saint Francis.


Juaquin Ponce had an accident while stowing boxes. They fell on his legs, so he could remain cripple. A tube hit his head as well, so he knocked out. He dedicates this retablo to the Holy Child of Atocha to tell what happened and to let all know about the miracle.

San Luis Potosi
May 10, 1937

The vegetable garden of the Rios sisters, Rosa and Catalina, was flooded with rabbits. They ate everything but the sisters didn’t dare to kill these little creatures of the Lord. So they prayed to Saint Francis to take the rabbits under his control. The Saint heard them and the rabbits never came back.

San Luis Potosi
June 3, 1969

From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha for healing my right eye. I got injured it with nopal cactus thorn. Petra Muños, his wife, testified to that.

J. Jesus Araiza
June 5, 1939
San Luis Potosi