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Marta Cervantes woke up in the middle of the night being attacked by the dolls she had been collecting. She thanks Saint Ignatius of Loyola with the present retablo because she managed to escape, and the next day she got rid of them.

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I thank the Virgin of Candelaria because without her help I wouldn’t have been able to convince this pig my husband to burn his dirty collection of photos of naked women which he had been hiding very well.

Francisco Rivera thanks Saint Nicholas of Bari with this retablo for he found a very antique edition of “Don Quixote” which will become a great piece of his collection.

I thank the Virgin of Mercy for inviting famous modern art collectors to my studio. They took all my sculpture to a gallery in Hermosillo, although they still haven’t paid me a dime.

Leon, May 1963

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Enrique Fernandez thanks Saint Patrick for helping him to collect smoking pipes from every part of the world.

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Gilberto Carrasco thanks Saint James with this retablo because he managed to buy rare albums of the Beatles at an auction. So he enriched his collection of his favorite band.

Gregorio Romero has a big collection of antique maps, and he thanks Saint Elias for it with this retablo. The collection is very valuable and that makes Gregorio very satisfied.

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Raimundo Hernandez thanks Saint Jerome because his collection of miniature car models became so big that he thinks about putting on exhibition.

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With this retablo, Guillermo Morales thanks Saint Agustin because he managed to amass a collection of exotic hats from all over the world.

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