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A grave illness hit the animals. I asked the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico to look after my animals. With all my heart, I entrusted my goats, piglets, chicken and asked to not lose our corn field. Since no animal died she thanks offering the present retablo.

Cipriana Garcia
El Progreso, S. L. P., November, 1954

The Hernandez brothers, Ponciano and Salvador, bring this retablo to Saint Isidor the Labourer because they managed to buy some land in their village for the money they’d earned as farm-workers in USA. They thank from the bottom of their hearts.

Morelia, MIchoacan

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The land in our village was dry. There wasn’t much green around either. But the day Victor and I got married a miracle happened. Everything started flourishing, the fields became green, and hundreds of birds flew over to celebrate our happiness. It was really magical, since the miracle went on. It rained more often, and the crops were abundant. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe, and we promise to protect our love.

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It happened in 1970, in San Lorenzo Tezonco. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for our corn crop. In spite of strong frosts the year, it was very abundant. We were praying to you as we do every year, and now we thank.

Romula and Simon

I thank Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras for delivering my banana plantation from a plague.

Antonio & Josefa P. Olivera
Quipapa, PE

The brothers Eustaquio and Telesforo Valencia bring this retablo to Saint Isidor Labourer thanking him for the good harvest of coffee they gathered. Following their father’s advice, they have converted their lands into the best coffee plantations in the region.

Coatepec, Veracruz

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Virgin of San Juan, thank you for healing my damn rheumatism. Now I’m back working on my land. I ask to not forgive about me and bless my filed for a good harvest.

Fernando Mejia T.
Puebla, June 19, 1990

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We thank the Virgin of San Juan because this year we had a huge crop from our fruit trees. All the women in our family were making jam and marmalade. We sold it and could earn enough money for bad months.

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Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for my cornfield gave me a good harvest as never before. You delivered us from that bad drought when there were no rains. I implored you and now, look, how many corn I have.

Anselmo Perez
Queretaro, December 12, 1936

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After a long drought I was about to lose my crop. I was worried because I wouldn’t be able to provide for my family. I asked Saint Isidor the Labourer for help, and he worked a miracle. Few days later the rains came and saved my land. I thank for that.

Niceforo Ortiz
Xalapa, Veracruz

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Don Ponciano Lopez dedicates this humble retablo to Saint Isidor Labourer for having good agave production this year. Last season, the weather was bad in the region and he lost a big part of the harvest. He was worried about it because all his family depends on these agaves.

Tequila, Jalisco. Mexico

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Working in the field is hard, but the birds make my day when they fly over me, sit on my shoulders and sing to me. And I talk with them. Ever since I was little the birds looked for me. They feel good around me. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for this miracle of coexistence.

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Acasio Lopez fervently thanks Saint Isidor the Laborer with this retablo for being blessed with these noble lands that give him good agaves from which he makes the best pulque in the region and even sells it in other states.

Tlacolula, Oaxaca

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