Virgin of Carmel

Virgen del Carmen

Thank you, Virgin of Carmel, I was able to find my fiancé and convince him to go to the church for his own good.

Petra — Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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Thank you, Virgin of Carmel, my old man didn’t find out that I put horns on him with our neighbor each time he goes on a business trip.

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1969

I’m a great admirer of the classical literature because I liked reading ever since I was little. My favorite book was “Don Quixote of La Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. I give infinite thanks to the Virgin of Carmel for I could travel to Spain and do the windmill route in La Mancha and saw “the giants” of Don Quixote.

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After looking for many years, I finally met the woman of my dreams. Thanks to you, Virgin of Carmel, I married her. Thanks.

Manuel Cardenas
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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We thank you, Virgin of Carmel, for saving us from my old lady who wanted to kill us only for chatting and making us comfortable.

Jose and girlfriend, Oaxaca, Mexico

Virgin of Carmel, thanks for saving me from being killed by my mother-in-law when she found out that I slept with her daughter before wedding and living together.

Fidel, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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I dedicate the present exvoto to Our Lady of Carmel thanking her for the creation of the fabulous tv-series “Money Heist”. Its frenetic action and entertaining story managed to keep millions of people around the world watching it. I became a fan since the first episode and can’t wait for the next season.

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Virgin of Carmel, thanks to you I have a boyfriend who pleases me in everything I ask.

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1969

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Thank you, Virgin of Carmel, for no one at the wedding noticed that I’m on my seventh month of pregnancy.

Josefina
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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April 30, 1935, a tragedy happened with the boy Pedrito. He went to feed the pigs, and one of them bit his arm. In danger of losing his arm, the boy implored the Virgin of Carmel. She had mercy on him and granted him healing. I testify about her miracle in gratitude.

Señora Carmen R,
Morelia, Michoacan

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I thank you, Virgin of Carmel, for giving me this body with which I have a job and no end of clients.

La China
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1978

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I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of Carmel because ever since I was little I wanted to be a man, in spite of being born a girl. Thanks to the Virgin I decided to leave my husband and my kids and to move to the capital where I started to work as a lift attendant in a luxurious skyscraper.

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My friend and I thank the Virgin of Carmen for saving us from my wife who wanted to kill us only because she caught us in the bed.

Luisa and Antonio
Oaxaca, 1976