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I got this great idea to propose to my Chabelita in a trajinera-boat at Xochimilco. I thought it would be very romantic. But then I got so nervous I slipped and I fell into the lake. I give infinite thanks to Saint Anthony of Padua because I didn’t lose the ring—it fell inside the boat—and, despite this embarrassing moment, my fiancée said “yes” and made me very happy.

Genaro Roldan, Mexico City

Isidro Romero was almost caught by his girlfriend’s brothers who wanted to force him to marry her. He’s infinitely grateful to Saint James for they didn’t catch him and he escape safely from such a dangerous trouble.

Puebla, 1917

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Barbara Lopez Garcia put her new dress on to go to the town celebration to conquer Antonio Padilla’s heart. But on her way she met don Agapito’s dogs which are always angry like their owner. The dogs pulled her dress and almost tore it apart, but then Antonio came to help her and scared the dogs away. When he saw her so heartbroken, wearing the tore dress, his heart melted and he proposed to her right away. Barbara thanks the Virgin.

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I thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, because my father didn’t kill my boyfriend when he found him in my room. He got off with fright and marriage.

Silveria, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1960

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Virgin of Guadalupe, may you be blessed for the luck of meeting a good man who got me from the life of prostitution and abuse, he forgave my past and asked me to marry him.

Lourdes P. “The Delicious”
Mexico, 1999

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I thank Saint Valentine because Sonia agreed to marry me when I proposed to her while having a threesome.

D. G. C. 14–Feb.–2009, Mexico City

Mercedes Cataño is grateful to the Holy Lord of Chalma because Santiago proposed to her after she was told that he had married and wouldn’t come back but it wasn’t true.

San Mateo Tlaltenango, 1930

Andrew fell off the front of the Pride float and was nearly crushed under it. He gives infinite thanks to the Blessed Divine for the handsome man who grabbed him and saved his life was also into latex. They started dating and after nearly ten years they are getting married in 2020.

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1937, in Mexico, Juaquin Fernandez found himself in a difficult situation when he was caught under his girlfriend’s bed and taken for a thief. He entrusted himself to Saint Raymond and didn’t suffer any harm but got married instead. He gives thanks for such a unique favor.

I give due thanks to Saint Anthony of Padua because Romualdo Reyes, the most handsome young man in the town, payed attention to me and asked my father for my hand in marriage. Despite my neighbors’ jealousy, our love will be growing more and more for which I dedicate this exvoto, with all my heart.

Columba Zaragoza ~ Saltillo, Coahuila

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I thank Saint Anthony because the famous and handsome wrestler Sacred Mask paid me attention and now we are a couple and are going to get married.

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I give infinite thanks to Saint Augustine for having met a good man who loves me and wants me as I am. He’s just made me a marriage proposal, and my past as prostitute didn’t affect him. Because of my type of living, I didn’t imagine I’d find love, and now I’m very happy with the opportunity to have a family.

Selene R. ~ Tijuana, Baja California

A young man Juan Garcia fervently thanks Saint Anthony with the present retablo because when he was swimming in the river he met a beautiful woman and now they are going to get married.

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