Saint Paschal Baylon

San Pascual Baylón

Morelia, Michoacan, 1953. When my husband got retired, he started to cook in order to occupy himself. He cooked so terribly, that we all had a stomach-ache. I was scared that he’d poison all of us. Thanks to Blessed Saint Paschal, my husband finally got bored with cooking and dedicated himself to gardening. I offer this retablo.

Agustina Zavaleta, faithfully devoted to Saint Paschal, brings him the present retablo in sign of gratitude for he made so the food she offered to her friend Frida on her birthday came out very delicate.

Mexico, 1938

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Cayetana Pantoja was cooking mole at the kitchen, when a dog ran chasing a cat and overthrew the pot with boiling mole on her legs. Through this retablo, she thanks Saint Paschal because the burns were minors.

Puebla, 1925

My mother-in-law always criticized my food because she didn’t like me as a daughter-in-law. It was very difficult for me when we were eating. I was in such despair so I entrusted myself to Saint Paschal. Little by little she changed her attitude towards me. Now she even admits that I cook very well, and we live in holy peace. May you be blessed.

Venustiana Tlachi

Chignahuapan, Puebla

It happened with Cayetana Rodriguez, when she was making tortillas and was sitting naked, a rat climbed on her breast and bit her tit. She implored Saint Paschal and her titty was healed for which she gives proper thanks with this retablo.

Puebla, 1915

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Thanks, Saint Paschal, because I conquered my husband Jaime with my recipes.

Lucy Camacho

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I thank Saint Paschal Baylon with this retablo for having met my Maria. I love Mexican food, and she is an excellent cook. I used to travel a lot to Mexico for my work, then we met and got married and I stayed here. I’m very happy because she cooks for me, with great love, mole, quesadillas, chalupas, tacos and many other delicious dishes.

Robert Johnson \ Mexico City

Jasinta Pacheco got a little bump on her titty in the consequence of her little baby girl biting her when she suckled her. Since no remedy would help her, she implored Saint Paschal Baylon and got cured. She gives thanks for that with this retablo.

Puebla, 1914

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I was frying my garnachas and got burnt, but thanks to Saint Paschal I recovered.

Lulu Cañas

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A nun sister Juaquina de Maria de Jesus brings this retablo thanking Saint Paschal Baylon because the bishop liked her chiles en nogada that she prepared for his birthday and now she works [for him].

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Gudelia Gutierrez was caught by her mistress while trying food with her hands. She thanks Saint Paschal for she wasn’t fired, although they scolded her so harshly they made her cry.

Mexico, 1925

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I was teaching my daughter to cook because she was about to get married. We were chatting and didn’t notice that we had left such a strong flame that the kitchen got on fire. I was very upset and implored Saint Paschal for help. I found a pot with water and splashed it avoiding a much bigger fire. I fervently thank for that.

Refugio Camacho ~ Puebla

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I was in despair because my dishes always turned out horrible because I didn’t know how to cook. I asked Saint Paschal Baylon for help. Now my husband is very happy with my food, and he even bought me new pans and pots. Now my dishes come out very delicious, and I give thanks for that.

Josefina Lopez
Michoacan, 1942