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Valentin Murillo almost died under a rockfall in the mountains. He thanks the Virgin of Zapopan for the miracle that no stone hit him or his donkey.

The sisters of the Divine Mercy Congregation thank Saint Paschal Baylon with this retablo for their good sales of mole and chiles en nogada. They were selling food to collect money for the reconstruction of the convent damaged by an earthquake.

Puebla de los Angeles, 1958

The Garcia family had the misfortune to have their house destroyed by tornado. They thank Saint Patrick because nobody got hurt and they managed to rebuild their home.

Chihuahua

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10:30 pm, in the town of Pinotepa Nacional, the earth began to tremble, the buildings were collapsing, and the sky went green. I entrusted myself to the Father Jesus and avoided certain death. I dedicate the present small retablo in gratitude.

Plutarco Figueroa

I was enjoying a vacation at the beaches of India when after an earthquake came the tsunami. I prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe so she would save me from death. Although, I was swept and suffered some injuries, miraculously I came out alive. I offer this in memory.

Pedro Saldivar. Mexico City, 2004

We were dragged by the current when the river burst its banks and flooded the town. We implored the Virgin of Guadalupe to protects us from this tragedy. I managed to climb a tree and saved my family from dying drowning. More people who were in danger sent to us by the nature were saved. The Virgin protected us. I bring this retablo, eternally thankful.

Thankful family, Chiapas, 2007

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you for the miracle of saving my son Toño from dying under the debris of the house that collapsed after the strong earthquake here in Colima.

January 21, 2003

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Michaela Gonzales thanks Saint Michael the Archangel for the received favors—for grand prosperity of her shop and her job as a goldsmith, and she also thanks because she and her family didn’t get hurt during the September earthquake.

Mexico City, December 2017

I thank Saint James for saving me. I was going back to the village, when the earth trembled and cracked under me.I fell off the horse. I thank nothing serious happened with me.

Ilario Rodriguez
Guanajuato, August 18, 1938

Juan Carlos Romero was taking shower when a horrible earthquake began. He thanks Saint Charbel with this retablo for he managed to get out of his apartment in time although he totally forgot to put his underwear on.

September 19, 2017, a terrible earthquake occurred in Mexico. My brother was trapped under the rubble of the building he lived in and which had been collapsed. Few hours later the dog Frida found him, and thanks to her he was saved. With this retablo, I ask Saint Francis of Assisi to protect and look after Frida and other rescue dogs who risk their own lives during the catastrophes to save ours.

Magdalena S.
Mexico City

I never forget that morning of September 19, 1985, when my little son and I were surprised by that terrible earthquake. It threatened to destroy the building we used to live in. I’ll be forever grateful to Saint Jude Thaddeus for protecting us. I entrusted ourselves and he saved our lives. Now I can actually see that my boy grew up in a good man.

Pedro Ortiz, Mexico City

We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for surviving the earthquake that shook Mexico City the morning of September 19. The roof of our house fell on me and my family. The neighbors got us out. When I came back to my senses I began to pray to the Holy Virgin for my family. Now all of us give thanks for this miracle.

Colonia Roma, Mexico City
December 12, 1985

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