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Holy Trinity! Divine Providence! I humbly ask you, with this retablo, to find the cure for the COVID-19 and therefore stop this terrible pandemic that affected the entire world. I ask you for health to all the people sick with this virus and for eternal peace to those who died.


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Sr. Faustino and his wife Maria give infinite thanks to the Lord of Chalma because their pig kept her piglets. There was a strong epidemic in the village killing all the animals. For this favor they bring this ex-voto.

October 25, 1980
Villa del Carvon

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Happened so that in June, in the municipality of Chignahuapan, Puebla, an epidemic broke out among señor Honorio Sanchez’ animals. Finding himself in such distress he asked Saint Francis of Assisi, with all his heart, to not let the animals die. In few days they were cured. He dedicates this humble retablo for such a great miracle.

Sr. Macario gives thanks to the Virgin of Ocotlan for saving his sheep from dying of a strange disease that was killing the animals. It was impossible to find a cure. That’s why he made this retablo thanking for the received favor.

October 25, 1945
Tlaxcala, Mexico

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I dedicate this retablo to Saint Francis as a testimony of my eternal gratitude for saving my bulls. There was an epidemic at the farms in our region, and miraculously my cattle was saved. I’ll be always grateful for that.

Margarito Herrera
Nayarit, Mexico

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Señor Pantalion thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for his pig kept her piglets after an epidemic that killed all the animals in the village. He thanks because the pig didn’t get sick.

Villa del Carvon, 1958

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Señora Librada brings this retablo for the miracle of saving my cow. Hoof-and-mouth disease killed a lot of animals in the town of Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi. But I entrusted my cow to Saint Francis.


I give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me and my family from the terrible flu epidemic that broke out in the city.

Andres R. P.
Mexico, 2009

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There was an epidemic in the village that infected the animals. With all my faith, I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Guadalupe so that she would save my animals. They were saved, didn’t got infected and stayed in good health. They are all I have, and I thank you. May you be blessed, Virgin.

Eufrosina Reyes
Cuetzalan, Puebla

Me and my husband have no kids and maybe because of that we love our pigs so much. When there was the plague that killed pigs in our region we couldn’t sleep. We were worried that our pigs were going to die. But thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, who protected them, our pigs didn’t get ill. We thank for that.

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A rare disease was killing pigs in our parts. Thanks to the fact that we gave to drink holy water to our pigs, they got cured and now they are healthy. We offer this retablo to the Virgin of Zapopan for that miracle.

The Medina Rodriguez family