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Modesto Perez, an animal tamer by profession, I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for nothing bad happened to me when an elephant went mad. I was in deadly danger, but entrusted myself to her and here I am alive to tell her thanks.

Circus “Cosmos”, Mexico, 1950

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I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of San Juan for the success I had this season with Tania the elephant and her marvelous act that won the audience.

Celeste Atayde
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Season 1980, “Atayde” circus

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I deeply thank Saint Magdalene for letting me put my rooster in the circus, considering that the audience is already tired from spontaneous performances at the fair. Besides, I don’t like cockfighting. I feel the my roster Ray would be much happier with his friends the elephant and the giraffe. With sincere devotion, Placido Domiguez from Quecholac, Puebla.

2011

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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The elephant Cecy escaped but with your help, Holy Virgin, we managed to control her.

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From who knows where elephant-like beings came to us. We thank for they only wanted water.

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Señora Ana Maria Perez went to the circus, and an element got mad there. It grabbed her with its trunk and threw away. She thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for surviving and recovering.

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My husband played dice with a circus owner and won an elephant. They were both drunk when they came home with the elephant. I thank the Virgin of San Juan because the circus owner sobered up and wanted to take the elephant back. He offered instead three circus dogs and ten tickets to the show. My husband was happy to take it because he also got sober and was afraid of his win. And the circus dogs turned out to be very cute and perform different tricks.

Luna Salcedo was rehearsing her act with the elephant and fell of his back. He fell on the rocks, hit the head and started to see double. She was afraid she would going to be blind. So she prayed to the Virgin of San Juan and now thanks because she sees even better than before.

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I had an accident in the circus, but you protected me, Virgin.

1979

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving my life when the elephant got mad in the circus. I prayed to you, and you saved me. I made this retablo for the miracle.

Fidel
November 11, 1967
Union Circus

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Our elephant was always very obedient. But April 3, 1962, it got furious. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because we didn’t get hurt and the animal finally calmed down.

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I thank the Lord Jesus because I am almost as intelligent as my elephant.

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