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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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A heavy beam fell on the Isabel Jimenez’ leg during an earthquake. She thanks the Virgin of the Solitude with this retablo for she was saved in time and was able to walk again.

It happened in Mexico City.
September 19, 1985 (on the calendar)

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I had some doubts about marrying Arturo. I asked the Virgin to give me a sign, if I shouldn’t marry him. At the day of the wedding, when we were already in the church as a serious earthquake began. I figured it was a sign form the heaven to not marry Arturo. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan for saving me from an unhappy marriage.

I, Donashi Azucena from Ejutla de Crespo, in honor and glory of Saint Mary and the Precious Blood of Christ, that protected me when I was being chased in the Labrador mountain and saw a seven-headed serpent. I prayed for salvation and managed to escape alive from that sacred place, although I hit my knee and some tumors appeared with fright after the strongest earthquake we ever had in the history of our state of Oaxaca, on January of 1931. Since then in my town we offer up a giant snake on the Daninyaaloani mountain to celebrate the opportunity of giving and receiving and the fact that we survived, although many compatriots died. I offer this retablo and thank from the bottom of my heart in September of 1932.


During the earthquake on August 5, the church was cracked. But by an extraordinary miracle of the Virgin two halves of it turned back in one piece and the church became intact again. All the inhabitants of the town give thanks for witnessing this miracle.

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Luis Rojas thanks Saint James with this retablo for he managed to leave his house before it got collapsed during the earthquake.

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