Saint Rita

Santa Rita

Saint Rita of Cascia, I offer you this ex-voto thanking you for not giving me diabetes because I got very much frightened when I was passing by drunk and the Death and the Devil himself appeared to me. I ran away to my house because my stomach was bursting. But then I realized it was the Day of the Dead and people dressed up like that to ask for sweets because it’s the tradition of all Mexicans. Viva la Catrina and those who celebrate the Day of the Dead!

Grateful chilango, November 1 and 2, 2014
Mixquic, Mexico City

Felipa Muñoz went to Acapulco for vacation. She was drowning, but a gringo saved her. A romance arose from this. She thanks Saint Rita because now she has her blonde man and they live very happily.

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Because of a very powerful hurricane that hit our town, the river bursted its banks and I was trapped in my truck with my little dog. I give infinite thanks to Saint Rita with this retablo because the rescue team came in time and saved me and my little dog Canela.

Remedios Velasco ~ Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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I admire the paintings of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I thank Saint Rita with this exvoto because when I travelled to Mexico I visited the Modern Art museum to contemplate one of my favorite works—her self-portrait called “The Two Fridas”.

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Concepcion B. was caught by her boyfriend while having sexual conversations on her cell phone with another man. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for nothing serious happened and he forgave her.

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Thank you, Saint Rita, for giving me comfort after my lover dumped me. Although, between you and me, what upsets me the most is that he took the piggy bank with my savings.

Dulce Carmona

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Graciela Ramos got a job as a waitress in a gentlemen club. But she was invited so many times for a drink she was becoming an alcoholic. She gives infinite thanks to Saint Rita with the present retablo for finding strength to quit the nightlife.

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Señora Adriana Jimenez used to steal clothes of other people until one day she was caught and got what she deserved. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for she wasn’t thrown in jail and promises to amend.

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Laura Ortiz scored a great goal and took off her t-shirt forgetting that she had no bra under it. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for overcoming the embarrassment after this stupid move.

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Señorita Angelica Suarez was dusting books when scorpions began falling on her. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for having recovered after many stings.

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Maria Cristina Sandoval, with great devotion, thanks Saint Rita with this retablo because with her journalist work she could break up a dog-fighting network.

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J. A. R. was suffering a lot because her husband forced her to swallow his semen. She implored Saint Rita of Cascia, and her husband left her for another woman. Now she lives in peace, and there’s no more nausea. She’s infinitely grateful for that.

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Juanita Romero loved to dress up very provocatively, and one day she was almost raped in the park. She thanks Saint Rita because the policeman came in time and saved her. She promises to not dress like this when she walks alone.

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