Thanks for everything.
Retablo by Miguel Hernández
Thanks for everything.
That dark night in November, my family and I had to ride through the cemetery. We got scared as many skeletons, ghosts and dead men appeared to us. They looked threatening. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for her protection and because she gave our horse more speed so the dead didn’t get us.
Retablo by Maya Prieto Salazar
With all my faith and devotion, I dedicate this humble retablo to the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe for looking after me every time I throw myself to the Gorge. That’s how I make my living. Since I put myself in her holy hands, nothing bad will happen to me.
Retablo by Flor Palomares
To all saints!
O my Holy Virgin, what a terrible experience it was in the sea. My daughter Anita and I were swimming, and suddenly a giant octopus appeared to us. He grabbed us with his tentacles. I felt drowning, but fortunately nothing bad happened. We only got scared that he might take us down with him.
February 5, 1982
Retablo by Unknown artist #1
One day Roberto went to the mountains and got caught in the rain. He went to a cave for cover but a bear got out of there and chased him all over the mountains.
Retablo by Unknown artist #11
Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for restoring my beloved husband’s health. He was dying because of this infection he got from the bullet. Holy Mother, Virgin of Guadalupe, I offer you this humble retablo thanking for this miracle.
Toluca, Mexico, 1957
I play heavenly. Thanks because the Virgin sends me an angel who guides me.
I, Manuela Ruiz, at that dangerous moment entrusted myself to the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Virgin protected me and I shot my enemy down. Sincerely grateful.
San Nicolas de los Garza, 1917
Retablo by Unknown artist #29
We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for making us invisible when the migration patrol was passing by. We were going to cross the river to get to the US and find my cousin who had already found a job for me there. I thank the Virgin for this job will help to support my family.
Michoacan, Mexico, 1987
We had been on an island for three years. We fell in love with each other. And then we were saved by a plane.
I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for miraculously bringing my son back to me. He was lost for two days and two nights after we’d arrived to the town. He slipped out of my hand and I knew nothing about him until this very moment. Moreover, he is mentally challenged also. But I entrusted myself to the Holy Virgin and found him. Thank you, Virgin.
October 21, 1975
Retablo by Daniel Vilchis
Virgin, thank you because I won the wrestling championship.
«The Red Wolf»
Arena Mexico — January 21, 1980
Retablo by David Mecalco