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Virgin of Guadalupe, thank for looking after me and my partner, for we are very happy, for looking after my family and my brothers.

Señor Mario Reyes and Sofia R.
22–Dec–1990

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I’ve always been a dreamer tucan, and my parents used to tell me that I need to get my head out of the clouds until one day I asked the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe to give me an opportunity for an adventure, and it happened. I’m about to embark to go to Alaska and to live as I always wanted—free. I thank and dedicate this picture.

Tadeo, The Sailor Tucan
Mexico, 2017

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I thank the cosmos for helping me to be happy and make music all over the place. Once I was a normal turtle who works and pays the rent but one day I decided to go out to the world and become who I really was.

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Give me the patience to live for each day under the vast indifference of the sky.

2020

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In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. O glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of heavenly host, defend us in battle and in the struggle which is ours against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against spirits of evil in high places (Eph 6:12)

E. M. Contreras

Dear Teresa Urrea, Santa de Cabora,
Though you healed thousands, influenced the course of Mexican revolution and the inevitable overthrow of Porfirio Diaz’ regime, you remained humble and maintained that you were just a normal person that wanted to help people. In these trying times, send your spirit and guidance to your people. Allow us to heal and create, as you did, by acknowledging the connection between all people and the value of all life. With thankfulness for your legacy of healing.

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Thanks to the Holy Death for showing me, in the time I was working at the cemetery, that the most important thing is to be happy.

2016

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We thank you, Holy Virgin, because we were worried when Dalai Lama arrived but everything went well. He brought us a message of peace in the new millennium, uniting the people of all social classes. You took care of him and you were a godly witness that Dalai brought us blessings and shared them with us.

Mexico City, October 2004

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Thank you, St. Michael, for helping me overcome my demons.

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God Jesus Christ, I thank you and offer you this because you’re always kind to me. You’re always hanging on the wall, watching and looking after me, with your skin so white and soft, with your long hair all in sweat, and your blood going down your stomach always reminding me about how I make you suffer and you are so good to me. Thanks, and I remain your slave awaiting your coming.

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Venus, goddess of love & beauty to keep me inspired and passionate. Never let me forget to notice the wondrous beauty all around me.

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I ask Pachamama for the courage to live the life with vulnerability, compassion and the heart opened to the world.

Notes:
Pachamama, or Mama Pacha (Mother Earth) is a goddess of earth and fertility in South American Indians mythology.

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All this is yours, Donald.

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