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Day before his fight, Ruperto Rivero got sick with a diarrhea. Since no remedy could help him, he implored the Virgin of Guadalupe. Ruperto recovered and won the fight. He thanks for that.

Mexico, 1948

When on November 2, 1999 I had a heart attack I felt the death was very close. I asked the Virgin of Guadalupe to save me from dying. I was taken to the hospital in time so I could avoid a dangerous surgery and got better with intensive therapy. I bring you this retablo and thank you for letting me get to the year 2000.

Pedro
San Angel, Mexico City — January 6, 2000

When my husband got sick and he couldn’t work we found out that we can count on our neighbors who helped us.

Ismael Rodrigues got so drunk that he lost his shoes. When he was going back home he cut his foot badly and infected it. He was in grave condition. He thanks Saint Pancras for helping him to get cured.

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

Ramira Guevara, faithful and devoted to the Virgin of the Solitude, brings this retablo thanking because her friend Frida had improvements in her illness and now she’s happy with her pets.

Mexico, 1944

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Pioquinto Martinez had a very strong pain in the intestines. He spent 12 days in bed. He could eat, he couldn’t sleep, and no remedy would help him. He prayed to the image of the Holy Virgin of Anxieties, and she miraculously gave him back appetite and sleep.

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving my mother from cancer and our hairless cat from paralysis.

December 10, 2017
Paris, France

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My husband Ramon had a heart condition. He was going through a delicate surgery, and the Virgin of Guadalupe made me the miracle of saving his life. I thank her with this retablo.

Rita Mora, 7 Oct. 1970

We went to the grandfather’s ranch. There was no toilet in the house, so we had to go to use the latrine at the corral. That night, my daughters went there, and they saw a horrible ghost on their way. The poor children got sick from terror. I prayed to the Virgin of San Juan, and thanks to her the girls recovered from the fright very quickly.

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Gino Rubert dedicates the present retablo to the Holy Father for hearing his prayers and giving his wife a fatal pulmonary infection because she was a very cruel and abusive person.

Mexico City, 2013

With all my heart, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha for giving me my health back. I had a very case of pneumonia, and no remedy could helped me. I was afraid of leaving my grandson totally helpless. But now I’m healthy again, and I dedicate this retablo for that.

Cristoforo Hernandez
Teziutlan, Puebla

I, Angelica Pilar Relles, dedicate this ex-voto to the Virgin of Guadalupe because I work as a whore in Merced, and there are robberies, the police, pimps, clients, illnesses in my life, and the Virgin helps me.

Merced
January 9, 1979