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Juan Ramirez got angry with his grandson who wouldn’t quiet down and hit him in the mug with a stick. He got in jail for that. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus with this retablo for getting out and promises to be a better person.

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me from the death when my buddy stabbed me. He was very angry after hearing that I was in love with his wife which was not true.

1934, Jose P.

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Because of rumors my father didn’t accept my boyfriend and even forbade me to see him. But I still met with him secretly. However, one night my father caught us in my bedroom. He was furious, he grabbed his pistol to shoot my boyfriend. I implored Saint Raymond Nonnatus to not let a tragedy happen. The pistol misfired, and my boyfriend managed to escape. Afterwards, I spoke with my father, and he ended up liking my boyfriend. I dedicate this ex-voto for such a great miracle.

Sara Flores — Mexico, 1960

One day I found out that I love to cook. But my wife wasn’t happy at all of having my at the kitchen. Every time I tried to make a wonderful dish, she used to get angry. It was frustrating. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because my friend Jorge, who is a widower, is very happy with letting me use his kitchen. He has a beautiful and spacious kitchen, and he loves what I cook. So there I can develop my culinary art as I wish.

Isabel Ramirez was having sex with the baker. But then came his wife and in anger hit Isabel with a rolling pin sending her to the hospital. Isabel thanks Saint Patrick for her recovery and for she didn’t become idiot.

Saint Infant Jesus of Prague, I thank you, because you’ve heard my prayers and requests to change my wife’s temper. She was very violent and always beat me.

Sr. Gabino Vasquez Gutierrez
4th april 1971, Irapuato, Guanajuato

I was annoyed by disgusting barking of a neighbor’s dog. One day I, Levchenko Sasha, couldn’t stand anymore—I went out to the balcony and aimed at the dog with my sling. I was raging, my hands were shaking, and my eye was twitching. Thanks to the Guardian Angel, that moment, my neighbor went out to her balcony and scared the dog. Otherwise, I would have harmed this dog and would have been suffering from a guilty conscience afterwards. So since that time, when the dog barks I put my headphones on and listen “Rammstein”.

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After many years of marriage, my wife began throwing tantrums. I couldn’t predict when and why she would get angry. Sometimes she could hit me with any object she would have in her hand—a pan, a broom or something else. It was scary one time she had a knife. I prayed the Virgin of Zapopan, and she made a real miracle. Few weeks later my wife was back to normal as she had been before, and now she doesn’t get angry anymore.

Mrs. Luz Maria Fernandez was so angry with her son, she grabbed his ear and almost tore it off. She thanks Saint Charbel for she went in prison for a few months. She promises to amend her ways.

I was a very calm and quiet person but sometimes my wife drove me mad. February 25, 1956, I went so furious I even began strangling her. But then I suddenly heard a noise that distracted me. So I stopped strangling her and saw a strange light in which the image of the Virgin of Zapopan appeared. The Virgin stopped me from killing my wife whom I—when I come to think of it—love very much.

I thank Saint Raymond for saving me from my husband’s rage when he caught me with my friend who hid under the bed, so my husband didn’t noticed him because he’s near-sighted.

Tlaxcala, 1927

Jose Andrade enjoyed doing bodybuilding. Because of that he started to inject steroids that made him very irritable and furious. He thanks the Holy Child of Atocha because he came to his senses and stopped using them so he can be in harmony with his family.

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Because of rumors my father didn’t accept my boyfriend and even forbade me to see him. But I still met with him secretly. However, one night my father caught us in my bedroom. He was furious, he grabbed his pistol to shoot my boyfriend. I implored Saint Raymond Nonnatus to not let a tragedy happen. The pistol misfired, and my boyfriend managed to escape. Afterwards, I spoke with my father, and he finally accepted our engagement. Now he doesn’t believe any rumors, and I thank for that with this ex-voto.

Eduarda Solis
Mexico, 1959