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My neighbors were gossiping that my friend flirted with my husband. One day when I met her near the laundry sinks on the roof I grabbed her hair. Thanks to Saint Raymond, those rumors turned out to be pure lies. I made up with my friend, and the gossiping neighbors won’t upset us ever again.

Francisca Cruz ~ Villahermosa, Tabasco

Elena M. and Juana R. were arguing in public baths over a man, and they ended up grabbing each other by the topknots. They bring this retablo to Saint Pancras thanking him for they didn’t hurt themselves very much and only made fools of themselves. Now they are friends again.

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Maria de los Angeles Chavez asked, with all her faith, Saint Pancras for the reconciliation of her friends Diego and Frida. As he made so, she brings this retablo as gratitude.

Mexico, 1939

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Because of a bad fight she had had with her husband, the painter Frida was feeling weighed down. I prayed the Virgin of the Solitude, and the painter got better. She found herself happy playing with her pets, and I thank for that.

Alicia Ruiz
Mexico, 1945

My neighbors were gossiping that my friend tried to seduce my husband. One day when I met her during my laundry I grabbed her hair. Thanks to Saint Raymond, those rumors were lies. I made up with my friend, and the gossiping neighbors won’t upset us anymore.

Francisca Cruz, 1988

Rogaciano R., Panfilo N. and Silverio J. thank Saint Raymond Nonnatus for having finally made up. The girlfriend of one of them was spreading some rumors which led to a huge fight between them. They didn’t want to know each other. But then they found out it was only a lie. As a consequence, they realized they don’t have any interest in women anymore.

Guadalajara, Jalisco

The cousins Ramon and Jose Lopes were fighting and one of them in fury sprinkled insecticides in the face of another one. The sprinkled kid was in bad condition. His parents thank Saint John Bosco for it didn’t get serious.

The old men Gustavito Lopez and Roberto Mendes were constantly fighting. One day they even start hitting each other with their sticks and got hurt very badly. They thank the Holy Child of Atocha for recovering and promise to behave.

My friends and I, we all got fighting and arguing because of one flirting girl. I dedicate this retablo to Saint Pancras and thank him for we finally came to reason and made up. And that girl—she can go fuck herself!

Tequila, Jalisco, 1912

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Enrique Chavez got a serious quarrel with his brother-in-law which got so angry that he cut Enrique’s belly with a machete. His guts dropped out. His wife prayed to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and miraculously, after many surgeries, Enrique was saved. They offer this retablo in gratitude.

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Juan Zavaleta had a fight with a colleague, and that plunged a trident into Juan’s belly. The injuries were very bad. Juan thanks Saint James for he was saved and his co-worker is in jail now.

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My cats, which grew up together, suddenly stopped being friendly and began fighting ferociously. I prayed the Virgin because I couldn’t stand seeing them fighting constantly. Thanks to the Virgin the cats calmed down, and now they’re friends again.

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Jasinta Bermejo beat her old man with a stick so he would stop leading an immoral life. But she overdid it, and her husband almost died. She thanks Saint Paschal Baylon with this retablo for her husband got recovered and didn’t die.

Puebla, 1915