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The clown Tarambola want to show his gratitude ti the Soul of the Purgatory, with this retablo, for helping him in his profession which he has dedicated 15 years to. Traveling from town to town, he brings joy to the children and to the adults who come to see his act at the world famous Muñoz circus.

Piedras Negras, Coahuila

The clown Ruben Lopez hurt himself during a magic act. WIth this retablo, he thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because his wounds have been healed and he can go back to work.

Virgin of San Juan, the clown Poco-Loco (“Slightly Crazy”) wants to thank you for the triumph of his show and because his elephant that was dying is alright now.

Mexico City, November 2, 2000

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I thank the Lord because I got a job in a local circus and I don’t have any outstanding warrants for my arrest.

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The lion escaped from his cage and was about to attack the beautiful Carinina but the Virgin gave me courage and I put him back in the cage treating him with my shoe. I thank the Virgin because now I feel brave.

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Jorge Gutierrez had an idea to propose to his girlfriend dressing as clown without knowing that she is afraid of them. He thanks Saint Pancras with this retablo for he didn’t kill her with a heart attack.

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Ricardo Lezama was afraid of clowns. One day he met few of them in a bus. He panicked and fainted. However, Ricardo thanks Saint James for what happened because it helped him to begin to overcome his fear.

When I saved my piggy Tocineto (Bacon) from being cooked for the Christmas dinner and raised him I couldn’t think that thanks to him I would perform in the circus with the most unusual act. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for giving me an idea to train my piggy and for he was so smart and quickly learnt all tricks.

March 21, 1965

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The street clown Pancho Ruiz was loud-mouthing a driver, and the driver hit him in the face. Pancho thanks Saint John of the Cross for he only lost one tooth. He promises not to be rude and be more polite with people.

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The street clown Transitas asked for some coins in a very rude manner. And one thing he got is being beaten by some badass car driver. He thanks the Virgin of Juquila that he only lost some teeth.

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We thanks Saint James the Apostle for taking care of us during our foreign tour and for providing a good health to ours artists.

Circus Arcoiris Show

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Jaime and Sergio Mendoza were street clowns and they always fought for the same place. They thank the Holy Child of Atocha because they reconciled the interests and now perform together.

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for I can earn my living deign what I like to do, to make people laugh. Not everyone can live as I do. And this life makes me feel happy.

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