— tagged with “infidelity”

Lucio and Pedro dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe because Raul didn’t found out that we cheated on him after coming back from the gym. I’m very sorry and ask forgiveness for such a dirty trick, and I promise to make him happy.

La Roma, Mexico City, 2018

I, Sonia Hernandez, give thanks because my husband Pablo Reyes has approved my relationship with my martian lover and now three of us can live happily in love.

Mexico City, 2020

Through my friend Pentronila’s fault, who advised me to make a love potion for my husband Teofilo Suarez who was cheating on me with Chona, a horrible serpent with wings appeared to us. We implored Saint Paschal, and it disappeared.

Juana Jimenez

Nayely gives infinite thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe because her husband didn’t find out that she cheated on him in this hotel with his boss and saved him in this way from being thrown to jail for crashing his boss’ car. She asked for forgiveness, but she did it out of love for her husband.

January 25, 1985
Tacubaya, Mexico City

I dedicate the present exvoto to Saint Marinus in gratitude for my husband hasn’t found out about my secret relationship with his son—my step-son. I married for financial reasons because I was always poor. But it’s his son whom I madly and passionately in love with. Our love will always be forbidden, but we’ll cherish it with great discretion.

I thank Saint Jude for opening my eyes and letting me see that my husband cheated on me with my friend Chona.

Alma Velazco

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Paulino Contreras caught his old-lady Hilda in bed with a martian and forgave them. Now the martian supports us, and we are very happy.

Mexico, 1970

Marcos Urieta’s wife cheated on him with his friend. He did nothing to those two but threw them out naked in the street.

Mexico, 1979

In 1917, in the town of San Lucas, my buddy caught me on the mat with his wife. He started to shoot at us. I give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe because bullets didn’t hit me. She took them all.

Catarino M.

Jessica Perez thanks the Souls of the Purgatory beaus her old man Hugo didn’t see Sancho Pepe under the bed. She pays for that with this retablo.

Polanco, 1983

El Goyo Servantes was passing by the cemetery and met the spirit of his buddy who demanded to leave his wife in peace or he would take him out of this world. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus for his hateful buddy didn’t hurt him.

Puebla, 1915

Miraculous Saint Sebastian, I ask you to make my husband pay me more attention so I wouldn’t have to release my desires with other men.

Janet Osorio

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In 1917 in Chiautempan my buddy caught me on the mat with his wife. He started to shoot at us. I give infinite thanks to Saint Raymond because bullets didn’t hit me. She took them all.

Aniseto Pantoja