Saint Sebastian

San Sebastián

Thanks, Saint Sebastian, because Juan has moved to live with me.

Abel Tinoco

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My loving relationship with boyfriends always ended up in failures, and I didn’t understand why. I thank saint Sebastian with this exvoto for opening my eyes because my love has been in front of me for a long time and it was my best friend Paulina. Eventually we realized that we have something more special then friendship between us. We live together now and are very happy.

Bety Carrasco
Torreon, Coahuila

My fiancée’s brother was so jealous that we had to hide our engagement. In order to spend more time together, she got an idea to dress me up like a woman so I could pass for her friend. I thank Saint Sebastian for her brother had to go to work in another country because he was already falling in love with me. Now my fiancée and I are free.

Cesar Morales — Oaxaca, Mexico

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I thank Saint Sebastian that I have finally found my master, and I only live to serve him and please him in everything. He makes me happy by exercising his dominion over me, and I submit to him, and only to him I give myself unconditionally.

Lilibeth W.
Oslo, Norway, March 2019

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Alicia asks Saint Sebastian for forgiveness because she put horns on her husband with her boss in this hotel because her boss found out that her husband had crushed his car and wanted to throw him in jail for that. That’s why I accepted these conditions—so that Antonio wouldn’t go to jail.

January 25, 1985

I fervently thank Saint Sebastian for having such understanding and loving mother. When I confessed her that I have a fiancé and we wanted to get married she accepted it and gave me all her support to make my dream true, putting aside her strict education instilled by her parents.

Freddy Zamora, Mexico City

Saint Sebastian, I dedicate you this [retablo] because my doggies El Canelo and La Negra (Cinnamon and Blackie) saved me from being stabbed by don Pedro’s son who got drunk and found out that I’m not a woman. I’m thankful for this miracle and ask you to look after my doggies, don’t let nothing happen to them.

Sergio-Paola
Mexico City, June 12, 2012

Armando gives thanks to Saint Sebastian for going well after getting his wiener cut off and now lives happily with Antonio who is the love of his life.

Polanco, Mexico City — February 14, 2001

I’m gay but my family doesn’t know about it because they wouldn’t understand me. I even get a girlfriend so they wouldn’t suspect anything. But she insisted on intimacy. So one night I was going to try it but at the end couldn’t do it. I’m infinitely thankful to Saint Sebastian because she didn’t get angry and we remained good and confident friends. She promised me to not reveal my secret.

Saúl N.
 \ Mexicali, Baja California

I give thanks to Saint Sebastian for giving me the opportunity to realize my fantasy.

J.A.R. — Condesa, Mexico City, 2012

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Since I lost my job and we didn’t have enough money to pay our rent, my wife and I had to move with her mother. My mother-in-law was a dressmaker, and she didn’t like that I stayed in her house doing nothing. So she asked me to be her model. I thank Saint Sebastian for my friends and relatives never found out that I was trying on dresses, so I kept it in secret.

Guillermo R. \ Merida, Yucatan

I considered myself the ladies man of the neighborhood, and I enjoyed flirting with the girls passing by the street. But the other day I was fooling around with a blond, she turned around, and, to my great surprise, I saw that she was a man. I thank Saint Sebastian because this embarrassing moment didn’t affect my reputation. I promise to be more respectful with the women.

Calixto Gallardo \ Toluca, State of Mexico

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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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