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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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Mr. Antonio thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because his heart got better and he can continue to work as a clown to entertain the kids.

Coco Verde Clown
Mexico City, 1950

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I immediately realized that the Shroud of Turin I bought online was a fake.

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Virgin of San Juan, I thank you for healing me because I had problems with my heart. I ask you to take care of my son also, as he chose to follow family tradition.

Alberto and Rodrigo from Atayde Brothers Circus
January 25, 1992