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Adelina Galeana went to wash clothes on the river. Because it was very hot, she fell asleep. She was sleeping and couldn’t see that a giant crocodile was approaching to her. Suddenly she heard a voice that was telling her: “Wake up! Danger!” She woke up in time and managed to run away, so that the terrible beast didn’t eat her. She thanks with the ratable for this miracle.

June 16, 1964 Maricela Morena was trying on her wedding dress at the house of her grandparents. The dogs were very irritated by that dress and attacked her. Hearing the material tearing apart Maricela start praying desperately to the Virgin of San Juan. The Virgin worked a miracle so the dress didn’t tear. Maricela gives thanks for that.

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Because of our lack of money, we couldn’t build a stable. And every time when it rained, my wife brought the cow in the house so that it wouldn’t get wet. I hated that, because this damned animal licked my feet and waked me up. I prayed to the Virgin of Guadalupe for money for the stable. The Virgin worked that miracle for me, and now the cow sleeps outside.

When I was swimming I was attacked by a giant octopus. He chocked me with its tentacles, so I decided I’d gonna die. My strength gave out, I was losing my life, when suddenly the beam of light flashed from nowhere. The octopus let me go and I managed to escape. I swam to the shore. I thank the Virgin of the Solitude for this miracle.

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I was very annoyed because my dogs followed me everywhere. But one day I was delivering my shop proceeds to the bank, and a robber with a knife wanted to attack me. My dogs attacked him instead, and he had to ran away, having nothing but some dog bites. I thank the Virgin of the Rosary for my dogs protect me very well.

Carmela Rodriguez

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I thank Saint Francis for my parrots, cats and dogs live in harmony and do not fight with each other.

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There were three cats living in the forest near the house in very bad conditions. They were thin and wild, but little by little I won their trust. Now they live in my garden, they give me their love and keep me a company. They are beautiful, healthy and little bit fat now. I thank the Virgin for helping me to win them over, because I love these cats very much and they love me.

(However, it is Saint Francis on the picture)

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When I went outside my house, a robber tried to grab my bag. But my cats saw me being attacked by a man with a knife, and they jumped on him biting and scratching him. The robber got scared, dropped his knife and ran away. I thank the Virgin of San Juan because my cats are so brave and love me so much.

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Alejandro Cervantes wanted to show off in front of a chick and went to bullfight in the field totally naked. However, the bull took it seriously, and Alejandro almost lost his manliness. He thanks Saint James with this retablo for the recovery.

I thank the Holy Sacrament because I married the man of my dreams and our wedding was so beautiful. Then he took me on his horse for a romantic ride from the church to our new house.

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I wasn’t feeling good, I had a fever, so I went to bed early. At night I saw all the cats from the neighborhood flying around me. My cats were also flying, and they looked beautiful with wings. Nevertheless, I had a strange feeling about it. I supposed cats didn’t fly. So I became afraid I was going mad. I prayed to the Virgin of Zapopan, and she heard my prayers. Everything came back to normal, and my cats became common, ordinary cats. I thank the Virgin for I didn’t become insane.

My angora cat was very beautiful and delicate. So I had to chase all the stray cats that surrounded her away from her with broom. I didn’t want her to have kittens with these dirty ugly creatures. I give thanks to the Virgin of San Juan because doña Leti, my neighbor, was given a very beautiful male cat, and my kitty had a lot of cute furry kittens with him.

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A rare disease was killing pigs in our parts. Thanks to the fact that we gave to drink holy water to our pigs, they got cured and now they are healthy. We offer this retablo to the Virgin of Zapopan for that miracle.

The Medina Rodriguez family