Virgin of San Juan

Virgen de San Juan

1917, near de la Rosa ranch in Puebla, two farmhands had a bad idea to send me to the cemetery. I entrusted myself to the Virgin of San Juan and managed to save my life. I infinitely thank for that.

Macario Tecanguey

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In times of the Revolution, there was a very tough battle in my village, and I became an orphan. One day I met the general Emiliano Zapata himself and humbly asked him for help. I thank the Virgin of San Juan for having sent him to me, because he took me with him and gave me many advices that made me into a hardworking, loyal and brave man.

Maclovio Lopez ~ Jonacatepec, Morelos

April 9, 1968, the house of Maria Perez got on fire. She thanks the Holy Virgin of San Juan for no-one from her family was hurt and they even managed to save some things.

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I thank the Virgin of San Juan because I managed to sell all my turkeys and to buy two pigs. Then I sold the piglets they made and bought a goat and some laying hens.

My son Jesus lost in the mountains with the donkeys. My daughters and I are thankful to the Virgin of San Juan because four days later, after many our prayers, Jesus found his way back home. A beam of light guided him out and he returned safe and sound as well as his donkeys.

Cayetana Dominguez was about to give birth and felt really bad because she had been scared by fighting carransistas. She thanks the Virgin of San Juan for her baby was born without complications.

Cholula, 1912

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you for saving me from the death when I fell off the camel trying my luck. I thank you for that.

Julietta Molina «The Indomitable»
April 30, 1995

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We thank the Virgin of San Juan because we returned to our home town after long time. We felt our wind with its specific aroma that reminded us about our childhood and youth. We felt the same sun under which we fell in love with each other once.

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Virgin of San Juan, I thank you for giving me the courage to come through the surgery. Now I look exactly as I feel myself inside—a complete woman.

Fernando “La Paloma”
Tacubaya, Mexico City, March 14, 2000

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I thank the Virgin of San Juan because my faithful dog led me to my best cows that had got lost. We were afraid they had been stolen, but they were calmly grazing eating grass.

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you because Los Brazos won over Mil Mascaras and Atlantis in this charity fight for the Guadalajara victims. I ask you to look after and save my idol Super Brazo because he’s the best wrestler.

Isidoro — Mexico City, May 19, Arena Coliceo

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When Miguel Martinez was swimming in the sea, he had a congestion. He lost his senses and went to the bottom. But thanks to his devotion to the Virgin of San Juan the Virgin sent dolphins to help him. The dolphins took him out of the water and brought to the beach before he drowned. Miguel is infinitely grateful t the Virgin and offer her this retablo.

Jose Luis Gutierrez brings this retablo to the Virgin of San Juan thanking her because he found an old cup-and-ball toy which his grandfather gave him and which he thought was lost.

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