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I have a passion for the photography. Above all I enjoy taking photos of animals. That’s why I went to the zoo. I wanted to have a better picture of a rhino, so I came too close to it, and my camera fell right near it. I thank Saint Charbel because the animal ignored me and didn’t do anything when I, absolutely frightened, had to go down for my camera. I promise to be more careful.

Benjamin Sandoval \ Puebla

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Señorita Angelica Suarez was dusting books when scorpions began falling on her. She thanks Saint Rita with this retablo for having recovered after many stings.

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There was a hole in the wall in our garden, and crocodiles from the river were getting through this hole. Some of them even came to the kitchen attracted by the tasty smells of my dishes. I didn’t like having crocodiles in the house, so I prayed the Virgin so my husband would fix the hole. He had been telling me for months he would do it but never did. I thank the Holy Virgin because my brother-in-law felt sorry for me and fixed the hole with stones and cement. Now we don’t have crocodiles anymore.

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A terrible devil rode around. He brought devastation and destruction. He put the forests on fire, killed poor creatures, until one day the Virgin of Guadalupe gave me enough courage to face the devil. I stayed on his way and poured the whole bottle with holy water on him. The devil became a smoke and evaporated. We thank the Holy Virgin for delivering us from the devil.

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Sr. Jacinto gives infinite thanks to the Lord of Chalma because his dog Nico could stop his son Francisco’s horse that went crazy and ran dragging his son. I prayed you, and you saved him from dying. I bring you this retablo thanking for this favor.

Ixtlahuca, Mexico
August 14, 1985

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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.

Miguel Tapia was passing the paramos and rode into a blue-tongued demon who began to chase him. Miguel thanks the Virgin of the Rosary because his horse ran faster that the wind and the Virgin protected him from the devil’s spell.

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A miracle was made by Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras when she chased away poisonous snakes from our land.

Jose Pedro & Inacia Belo
Buique / PE

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My daughter was very restless and curious girl. I couldn’t left her alone and was always worried about her. I was constantly watching her. Thanks to the Virgin of Zapopan we met a stray dog once and decided to foster it. Since that day this dang became my daughter’s nanny. The dog is always following and watching her so I can stop worrying about my daughter’s antics and highjinks. I know the dog would protect her.

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Virgin of Juquila, thank you for your help, for saving my brother when he fell into a river and was almost bitten by a caiman.

Teodoro Puebla Lima — November, 19, 1947

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I prepared some delicious food for the diner because my husband’s boss and his wife were invited. But then some damned squirrels got into the house through the window and ate everything. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because the dinner was canceled since the boss’ youngest son got sick with mumps.

I live alone, with my cat and dog. Sometimes we are bored because nothing happens in our town. But the Virgin of the Rosary made us the miracle. She gives us wings at night, and we go to fly over the fields, and the immensity around is ours. Thanks to that we manage to remain optimists and keep great wish to work. We thank the Holy Virgin.

At approaching San Andres Chalchicomula, Artemio Dominguez met an extraterrestrial who tried to abduct him. But since Artemio was faithfully devoted to Saint Pancras, he implored the saint and could escape, along with his horse and dog, from this horror. He brings this retablo thanking for that.

1970