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Juanita F. got involved with her master and now does only half of her job because he has hired another maid. She thanks Saint Mariana of Jesus for this good luck.

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Delfina Hernandez dedicates this humble retablo to Saint Barbara in sign of gratitude for her master pays her very good for her discretion so she won’t tell her wife about his infidelity, when he brings home young girls taking advantage of his wife’s absence. With this extra-money, she could help more to her family which stays back in her village.

Guadalajara, Jalisco

As I was spending all day working at my master’s house, I thought I’d never find a fiancé. I asked Saint Anthony pf Padua for help, and few days later met Leopoldo, a new baker in the neighborhood. Now we are together, and I’m very happy. I dedicate this retablo.

Rufina Bonilla, Tlaxcala

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When I lost my job my wife and I had to move to my mother-in-law. It was a true hell because she was very mean—she kept us as her servants and even forced me to massage her feet. I thank Saint Barbara for I finally found a job and we moved out. Now we are happy again.

Narciso Paz
Veracruz, Mexico

The housemaid Susana Fernandez couldn’t resist the charms of her master. She thanks Saint Raymond for she didn’t get pregnant and promises not to have affairs with married men anymore.

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I thank the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception for two things. First, for helping me to find a wonderful job. I became a maid in the house of a very rich lady. She pays me well. Second, when she is out I can try on all her shoes, blouses and skirts.

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Ms. Adela Garcia’s feet were very stinky and she couldn’t find any remedy. She prayed to Saint Rita, and with her help she finally got cured. She thanks for that with this retablo.

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Housemaid Felipa Garcia was drunk and her hands were shaking. Because of that she broke a marble statuette. She thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe with this retablo because her mistress neither hit her nor fired.

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Señora Mercedes was ironing clothes in the house of the Cataña family and was looking after Nicanor, the 10 months old baby. While he was playing he pushed the table, and the hot iron fell down. Realizing what a terrible accident could happen, Mercedes thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus for saving the baby from the iron. She ordered this retablo for escaping from this situation.

Guadalupe
December 24, 1949

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We have been friends, Saint Dymphna, but from now on I want to be different. I want to be a rich man with mustache who walks in park with his labrador thinking about important business deals and seduces young housemaids from East Europe, same as I was before.

Yours again
Svetlana
Barcelona, 2014

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Ernesto Ortega was caught having sex with the housemaid. With this retablo he thanks Saint Raymond because she wasn’t fired and he was only sent in a boarding school.

Jasinta Gutierrez presents this retablo as a gratitude to Archangel Michael thanking him because her master forgave her for losing clothes when she was being distracted with her fiancé.

Zacatlan, 1912