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Gabino Tinoco was suffering very much by seeing beatings his daughter-in-law was giving to his son. He implored Saint Jude to change his son’s life promising a retablo. As it has happened, he fulfils his promise.

Toluca, 1934

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I thank the Virgin of Sorrows because, in spite of our poverty, we managed to put an altar for my father-in-law who, although he was a Jehovah’s witness, was born Catholic and enjoyed hojaldras pastries. Thank you, Holy Virgin, for interceding for him with Saint Peter so he would open the gates and let him pass, although he didn’t believe in you. Señora Santa Trinidad from Ocotepec, Morelos, ordered Emmanuel Espintla to paint this exvoto.

November 2, 2019

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When I was leaving “La Pasita” canteen, in Los Sapos neighborhood in Puebla, my mother-in-law chased me with a stick. I thanks, with this retablo, the Virgin of the Solitude because the old lady didn’t catch me.

Catarino Perez, 1949

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I came to my hut slightly drunk, and my mother-in-law met me with a beating. She left me quite trashed. I fervently thank Saint Raymond, with this retablo, for that damn crone didn’t send me to the cemetery.

Puebla, 1908

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I offer this retablo to the Divine Child of Atocha for the received favor of making my mother-in-law Chonita fall asleep while she was looking after the altar for the dead. She slept so deeply that I managed to eat a pastry. Pancracio Duran gives thanks.

Tehuixtla, Morelos
Painted by E. Espin P., November 1, 2014

Rafailita Camargo gives infinite thanks to the Merciful Lord who helped her daugther-in-law to give birth, and now she’s a grandmother of a beautiful girl, in spite of living in such violent times with so many abuse from Spaniards bastards.

Puebla, 1912

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My mother-in-law always criticized my food because she didn’t like me as a daughter-in-law. It was very difficult for me when we were eating. I was in such despair so I entrusted myself to Saint Paschal. Little by little she changed her attitude towards me. Now she even admits that I cook very well, and we live in holy peace. May you be blessed.

Venustiana Tlachi

Chignahuapan, Puebla

Cirilo Ramirez brings this retablo to Saint Peregrin in gratitude for the great miracle that he managed to tame his mean mother-in-law who made his life difficult.

Puebla, 1957

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I thank Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras for curing my son-in-law from a hemorrhage.

August ’06 — Cururipe, Alagoas
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Roberta Bolaños dedicate the present retablo to Saint Paschal thanking him for her sister-in-law is treating her well now, because she used to make her life hell and treated her very badly.

Pachuca, 1925

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Tired of insults and abuse, Raquel Garcia grabbed her mother-in-law by the hair and beat her with a stick. She thanks Saint Pancras because the old lady didn’t kick the bucket and doesn’t bother her anymore.

Puebla, 1917

Dulce Maria Morales’ mother-in-law doña Martiniana used to have anger attacks during which she seemed demoniacal. The father Ruperto told Dulce to pour holy water in the mother-in-law’s tea and to pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Some time later she changed. Dulce thanks Our Lady for her help.

Etla, Mexico, 1970

One night I went to have few drinks with my colleagues, and I came home with great desire to get romantic with my wife. But I was so drunk I mistakenly entered my mother-in-law’s room. I thank Saint James the Apostle because my wife entered right before I got horny with the lady.

Benito Buendia ~ Tepic, Nayarit