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Felipa Ortiz was pregnant and was about to give birth, but she was worrying because she didn’t have money to pay to a midwife. She fervently thanks the Virgin of San Juan because Frida the painter paid all the expenses of the childbirth.

Puebla, 1940

Virgin of San Juan, I thank you for giving me strength to give birth to my son at home, because I had a premature labour and couldn’t get to the hospital.

Maricarmen, Mexico City, 10–07–1996

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Rafailita Camargo gives infinite thanks to the Merciful Lord who helped her daugther-in-law to give birth, and now she’s a grandmother of a beautiful girl, in spite of living in such violent times with so many abuse from Spaniards bastards.

Puebla, 1912

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Rosa Gutierrez brings the present retablo to Saint Francis thanking him because her doggy brought four puppies into the world. They are very cute, and she’s already found them homes.

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Virgin of San Juan, may you be blessed for giving me strength to support my wife while she was giving birth at our house because we couldn’t get to the hospital. With this, we thank you because our baby was born healthy.

Sergio & Lorena
Tacubaya, Mexico City, January 6, 2003

My Mother of Guadalupe, I give you infinite thanks because my wife Nayeli and my son Manuel are feeing good after my wife went through a dangerous childbirth. She was between life and death, and that’s why I thank for protecting them and for the luck of being a father.

January 25, 1985

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On my tenth pregnancy, when I brought Luisita to the world, I went mad. One day I left the house and started wandering. I walked at the streets, they called me the Cat Lady, and I lived on the benches in the Alameda park. But one day Ruperto found me, and when I saw my baby I recovered. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Rosario Peña

James Eddy gives infinite thanks to his mama for giving him the gift of life.

San Francisco, CA. 2020
James H. Eddy III

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It was a cloudy evening, and it was blowing hard. My wife had to give birth bolero due, but we lived far from the town. Our pickup truck broke down half the way. My wife had a terrible pain, and I carried her over the hills with the strong wind blowing me in the face. Our little daughter Teresita was behind us in the darkness without seeing where to go. I was exhausted, Josefina was in a lot of pain. When I couldn’t take it anymore, I invoked the Virgin of Guadalupe, and she gave me strength to go on on and get to the town. My son is called Lupe. I dedicate this retablo for her miracle.

Jasinto N., 1968

Teresa Cobian being pregnant on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic invoked the Blessed Mary asking her to grant a happy delivery and she granted the request.

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Tiburcio Palacios, a circus owner, thanks Saint Elias for his lioness gave birth to two healthy cubs.

Mexico, 1957

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We were very much worried because my wife Rebecca who was pregnant felt pain in her belly. We wholeheartedly thank Saint Raymond Nonnatus because after four weeks in the hospital, despite being born a month earlier, our little Charlie Benjamin Ruedin was healthy, happy and beautiful, and everything went very well.

Joshua Ruedin — 14/Sep/2015 — Austin, Texas — USA

A testimony of gratitude to the Virgin of Juquila and the midwife doña Flavia for helping to have my daughter in a difficult birth.

Lucero Matias

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