Child of Atocha

Niño de Atocha

Holy Child of Atocha, I give you thanks for delivering me from the pain caused by an evil woman who broke my heart.

Vicente, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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Efren Guzman was in the middle of mountain bike racing, when he had an epileptic seizure and crashed into a tree. He thanks infinitely the Child of Atocha with the present retablo for his life was saved, although he won’t compete anymore.

Señora Marciana Lopez ask the Child of Atocha to make so that her daughter would lose weight because she was very fat. Th Child granted her this wish, and her daughter got thinner. She brings the present retablo for such a great benefice and gives infinite thanks.

Tehuacan, 1935

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In 1940, in Barrio de los Sapos in Puebla, Remigio Gomez crashed his car into a light pole. He thanks the Child of Atocha because he only smashed his snout and lost his teeth.

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I beg for a favor, Child of Atocha, so that my nephew Benjamin Nuñez who is about to go to school would stop being so naughty.

Tita Avendaño

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With this retablo, the boy Pedrito Robledo is infinitely thankful to the Holy Child of Atocha because his parent finally bought him a toy train which he has so much fun with.

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Holy Child of Atocha, I thank you for having protected our family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please, deliver us from this terrible illness.

Caroline Bruce Landau, Mexico City, 2020

Примечание:
Caroline is the wife of Cristopher Landau, the US ambassador in Mexico.

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Since I lived in my grand-mommy’s house, whenever I had a girlfriend and invited her to the house, my grand-mommy would kick her out because she wouldn’t let me have girls until she decided so. In my 25, she treated me like a boy. I give thanks to the Holy Child of Atocha for I finally began to live alone and finally can live my life freely.

Brayan Perez, Puebla

Miraculous Holy Child of Atocha, I dedicate you this exvoto for letting me be happy. I, Roberto Pilar H., am a faggot, and since I was a little boy I loved men. Now I found love with Carlos A., and we live together.

Coyoacan, April 13, 1975

I’m a carpenter and make traditional wooden toys for many years now. I wholeheartedly dedicate the present exvoto to the Holy Child of Atocha thanking him for these toys aren’t forgotten, and I also ask that, in spite of the modern and technological toys, the parents of this generation would buy my toys because they encourage creativity and imagination.

Mexico

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Giving thanks to the Child of Atocha for everything he did in my wife’s life when she almost died. This retablo is for that.

The Lopez family, Mexico

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Mr. Mario Rosales came home and found his little son at the bottom of the pool. He gives infinite thanks to Child of Atocha with the present retablo for he saved him in time and the son didn’t have consequences.

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In Puebla, 1940, doña Juquina Benitez’ son got sick with jaundice, and it became very grave. No remedy would help him, and she entrusted him to the Child of Atocha. The next day the painter Frida visited them. She brought some medicine and a puppy, and the boy was cured. She gives infinite thanks for that.