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I, Elias, give thanks because I lived in depression and sin. I ended up at the cemetery where I came to visit my dead aunt Nola and uncle Naldo. That day I cried, I cut my arms, I crawled on the graves and start drinking. At that moment, I begged them to help me to quit my vices. Suddenly serpents came out of my chest. Since that day I felt relieved after 8 years of addiction. Now I’m a new person. Thanks for the favor, aunt Nolfa and uncle Naldo.

I, Elias Olea
San Bernardo, Stgo, July 2021

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More than one year ago, I was diagnosed with depression. It went terrible for me. Now I’m ready to give up pills and start feeling again. Thank you, Brown-skin girl.

Zamora, Michoacan, 2021

I wholeheartedly thank Saint Anthony of Padua for delivering my son Valentin from a love pain caused by an evil woman who cheated on him. That’s why he was spending all his time drinking. I was heart-broken. But thanks to the divine intervention, my boy is back to work now. He’s calm and peaceful now, and I bring this retablo for that.

Eduviges Salazar — Guanajuato, Mexico

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When I feel overwhelmed or sad, I have a perfect remedy. At night I go flying with night birds and bats. trying to reach for the moon. I glide in the wind and merge with the night and its creatures. I’m infinitely thankful to the Holy Spirit for teaching me how to fly and how to leave the problems behind.

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Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for delivering me from the love pain that left me bedridden.

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I thank God and Saint Thomas Aquinas for I was removed from my bed to become the main grace of the circus. Because I was rescued like Rapunzel, now I have a job and I could get out of my depression showing that God loves everything that exists.

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I was so devastated by my relationship with my family and friends, I moved to Guadalajara. Since I didn’t study, I couldn’t find a job. So I went to prostitute myself, and I like this job.

Tonala, Jalisco
Jose Pichardo, 1987

Señor Antonio Bravo retired from his company and went into a depression. Then he found in sculpture something that fascinates and entertains him. He brings this retablo to Saint Charbel thanking him for such a unique favor.

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Because of the coronavirus, my husband was left without a job. Now he spends his days behind the computer watching videos on Youtube and video conferencing with his buddies. He doesn’t lift a finger to help me around the house or with our baby, with the excuse that he’s depressed. I beg Saint Jude Thaddeus, with this retablo, to end quickly this quarantine and to make my husband’s depression—as he says—go away so he could go out looking for a job and become responsible again.

Juana Ramirez, Mexico

I, Gabriela Magdala Lopez Ramirez, want to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for all her favors received during 2019. I almost went crazy from the headache and anxiety attacks, but I managed to calm my mind by praying so my swim ring didn’t blow up. Thanks to the Brown-skin girl I got new jobs—one on TV and I staged my play in the theatre. Also our Union of Artistic Associations got bigger and better. Thanks from the heart.

December 2019

It turned out my life was full of melancholy and boredom. My Guardian Angel sent me a kitten, and my world has turned upside down. Now I run after the kitten from morning till night to calm his mischievous nature. I thank the Angel for not letting me plunge into the vortex of apathy.

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you for giving me the good luck of meeting Victor when I was in deep depression after breaking up with my husband. Now, after some time of knowing each other, he asked me to be his partner, and I accepted. I ask you to bless our relationship so our love would only grow bigger.

Paolo & Victor
La Condesa, Mexico City
February 14, 2003

When I was a child, I was very insecure because of my obesity. Other kids joked about me, and it made me more depressed so I kept eating and gaining more weight. I thank Saint Clare for making me to reconsider my life and straighten it. With exercises and willpower, I’ve become a healthy and confident man, and even got lucky with women.

Leopoldo Carranza \ Tijuana, Baja California