Virgin of Juquila

Virgen de Juquila

Señor Dionicio gives thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for saving him from dying after a dangerous fall from his horse on his way back home when the horse was scared of a viper and threw him off. Now he thanks because he’s alright.

March 15, 1987, Oaxaca, Mexico

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When we were coming back from our honeymoon at the beaches of Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca… and we could lost our lives by negligence. My wife implored the Virgin of Juquila for protection, and now we thank for her miracle.

Lupe and Pedro from Mexico City, 10–May–2010

I bring my gratitude to the Virgin of Juquila because I sold my chili crop at the market square in Tepeaca.

Rufino Cruz

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Señorita Rosalia Gutierrez had an accident in which she broke her ankle. She couldn’t walk for months. She dedicates this retablo to the Virgin of Juquila wholeheartedly thanking her for she was able to recover in time to participate in the Pineapple Flower dance at the Guelaguetza celebration. May you be blessed.

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

I thank you, Virgin of Juquila, for delivering me from dying when I was attacked by two bastards on my way back after having walked my girlfriend home. They didn’t succeed in killing me thanks to the boys who ran over to defend me.

Eduardo
Barrio Norte, Mexico City, March 16, 1996

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I wholeheartedly thank the Virgin of Juquila with the present retablo for the good sales of my clay pots and casseroles. I go to sell them at the market every weekend, and people buy them a lot.

Josefa Rodriguez, Oaxaca

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Teacher Pedro Pablo M. got involved with the school principal and they were caught in the action. He gives thanks to the Virgin of Juquila because the union found him work in another place.

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Forgive me, Virgin of Juquila, and I promise not to spend my fortnight salary on mezcal anymore.

Abel Templos

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A testimony of gratitude to the Virgin of Juquila and the midwife doña Flavia for helping to have my daughter in a difficult birth.

Lucero Matias

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I voluntarily did an abortion when I first got pregnant because I didn’t feel ready to become a mom. Later the Virgin of Juquila blessed me with two sons, and I’m very happy now because I can provide them with a decent life. Thank you, Virgin, for blessing me so much.

Teresa, 52 years — Oaxaca

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With this humble retablo, I give infinite thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for protecting me on every November 2, because on this night my bar fills with the souls of the dead of the town who come very cheerful to celebrate their day with lots of music and mezcal.

Nicandro Tejeda ~ Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

I’m a big fan of selfies. The other day, I went to the zoo and thought it’d be cool to make a selfie with a lion and upload it on Facebook without realizing how dangerous it could be to have a lion so close. I bring this retablo to the Virign of Juquila the Great because thank to my phone’s flash the giant cat got scared and didn’t do anything to me. I promise to be more responsible while making photos.

Alex Ríos \ Oaxaca, Mexico

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I, Gumersinda Cervantes, give infinite thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for saving my old man. He almost died of fear when he met a headless man on his way back from corn fields. He fainted.

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