— tagged with “fingers and toes”

Julita Velasquez bought a sewing machine, but being unexperienced, she pierced her finger with the needle, and it got infected. She thanks Saint Teresa of Jesus for helping her to heal.

Virgin of Guadalupe, we thank you for not letting me to lose my fingers when I slipped while grinding meat. I ask you to bless this butcher shop and don Joaquin who is very kind to me.

Eduardo Batista
Tacubaya, Mexico City
February 10, 1993

With this drawing your slave Juan Luis Rubert wants to thank you, Saint Francis, for the miracle. My dog Sandy bit the doña Mariela Luisiana del Corral’s big toe. I cared about the wounded woman with all my devotion, in your constant presence, Saint Francis. At that moment her husband arrived and witnessed this scene. He got furious and killed the dog but left Mariela Luisiana del Corral to me for ever.

Cuernavaca, Mexico
December 2013

Señor Nicolas gives thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for not losing the fingers on his left arm when he cut himself working in his butcher-shop. In gratitude he brings this retablo.

January 11, 1990

A crab grabbed the girl Rosita Mendoza’s little toe and she almost lost it. She gives thanks with this retablo to the Lord of Chalma for her recovery.

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Artemia Santoyo dropped her wedding ring into a toilet bowl in public restroom. She thanks the Virgin of the Solitude because she managed to get it back, although she had to put her hand into poop and she hurt her finger.