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The day of my debut in the circus, I felt stage fright and didn’t want to perform my trapeze act. Then I entrusted myself fervently to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and little by little my nerves got settled. I went and did my routine with no problem for which I dedicate this humble retablo.

Carmelo Reyes \ Villahermosa, Tabasco

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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for saving me from dying when the trapeze rope broke. In that dangerous moment I entered myself to you, and now I’m thanking you.

Paula Guzman
June 19, 1994

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We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for protecting us in our performances.

Osorio brothers

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With this retablo, the trapeze artist Maximino Casas give thanks to Saint Barbara for protecting him during his debut in the Chispa circus. He was very nervous and, in spite of practicing a lot, was afraid of falling down. But everything went well.

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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Diana Molina was performing her act on trapeze and lost the rhythm during a throw in the air. She was about to fall on the lions who were down and were very grumpy. She prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe and, in a mysterious way, a trapeze came right to her hands, and she grabbed it.

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I was doing my act on the wire when I suddenly had a strange feeling of solitude up there. I started to lose my concentration and, therefore, my balance. Then I felt invisible hand put me back in balance. I was able to get to the end. I know it was the Virgin of Guadalupe who saved me, because I always entrust myself to her.

February 17, 1962

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I thank the Lord of the Cross because it was only a dream and I didn’t fell off the trapeze in real life.

Facundo Peña, acrobat
Tijuana, Mexico, 1980
The “Union” circus

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I thank the Virgin because she has always protected my husband Salomon during his dangerous high-wire act <…>

We thanks Saint James the Apostle for taking care of us during our foreign tour and for providing a good health to ours artists.

Circus Arcoiris Show

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Raquel Zavaleta thanks Saint Michael the Archangel with this retablo because her dream to become a great trapeze artist came true and now she travels to whole Republic.

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The ringmaster of “Circo Godinez” thanks Saint Rita of Cascia because his kids, Jacinta and Benjamin, had a successful debut with acrobatic stunts on the horses. They received a round of applause and felt very proud and happy for such a great achievement.

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The trapeze artist Cipriano Mendoza gives thanks to Saint Charbel with this humble retablo for protecting him on the day of his debut in the circus. He was very nervous and frighten to fall down but everything went very well.

Queretaro, 1967

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