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Señor Alberto thanks the Virgin of Sorrows for not losing his arm when he cut himself while butchering meat in his shop. He brings this retablo as his gratitude for this favor.

January 25, 1999
Tacubaya, Mexico City

Señora Yolanda thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving her husband David form dying during a dangerous heart surgery. He was hovering between life and death. For your favor I offer you this retablo.

January 25, 1999
Tacubaya, Mexico City

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Virgin of San Juan, I thank you for giving me the courage to come through the surgery. Now I look exactly as I feel myself inside—a complete woman.

Fernando “La Paloma”
Tacubaya, Mexico City, March 14, 2000

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May you be blessed, Saint Sebastian, because Marta came to live with me. We are happy together because we love each other very much and aren’t afraid to be who we are.

Marta and Luisa, Tacubaya, 1987

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May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for making the miracle for me. Julio came back to me. He had left me for a woman. I prayed so much, and now we’re together again and we’re happy.

Polo & Julio
May 19, 1986 — Tacubaya

May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for the miracle that I survived after being hit be a car. I felt the death close to me, and it scared me a lot, so I swear to not drink again.

Pedro Hernandez, Tacubaya, 1986

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Virgin of Guadalupe, I entrust my son to you. Look after him because he’s very drunk and fighty.

Tacubaya, Mexico

Lord of Chalma, thank you because my wife with my kids have returned to me. She left me because I used to get drunk, to spend all days in the bar and to beat her and kids, when I came home. When I was all alone, as a dog, I realized I couldn’t live without them. I stopped drinking and begged her with tears to come back. There have been 10 years without me drinking.

Jeronimo Urbina
Tacubaya, Mexico City, 1990

Octavio Martinez thanks the Holy Face because his neighbor didn’t notice him with his wife and didn’t kill him for that. Octavio and the neighbor’s wife swear that this will never happen again.

May 10, 1985
Tacubaya, Mexico

I dedicate this retablo to you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for saving me from dying when I hang myself. The dog opened the door in my room so my family noticed what I’m doing and pulled me down.

Eluterio Martinez
Tacubaya, Mexico City, 1960

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I thank the Holy Child of the Luck for giving my son another opportunity to live on after he was declared terminally ill. He had a very bad disease, and I prayed with all my heart for his healing. I promised a retablo, and I fulfill my promise now because you granted the wish of a mother who will be forever thankful.

Tacubaya, Mexico City, 1958

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Daniel thanks the Virgin of San Juan for his buddy didn’t notice him hiding under the bed when he cuckolded him with his wife. Daniel is very sorry and swears to not do that again.

Tacubaya, Mexico City, 1999

Antonio thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because his dog El Canelo protected him from a robber who got in his house while Antonio was sleeping. So the dog saved Antonio and his family.

October 17, 1985
Tacubaya, Mexico City

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