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Higinio Rojas was installing an antenna on the roof of his new house when he was struck by a lighting. He thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for he wasn’t fried with it but got just few burns.

1914, I was caught in a storm on my way to Puebla. I was riding my horse near a tree, and a lighting hit it right over my head. The tree got on fire. I thank the Virgin of San Juan with this retablo for I didn’t get burn alive.

My husband and I were riding to the La Aurora ranch to show her new grandson to my mother-in-law, doña Eulalia. On our way the clouds darkened the sky, and the thunderstorm began. Suddenly a lighting hit a tree just in front of us. We thank the Holy Virgin of Zapopan for protecting us. The lightning didn’t hurt us and only burnt my husband’s eyelashes. The baby got scared, but we arrived to La Aurora safe and sound.

I decided that we were going to visit the grand-mother Refugia who lived all alone and very far away. So I went with my children but on our way we were caught by a thunderstorm with many lightnings. I was afraid they would hit us. I prayed the Virgin of Zapopan, and she protected us <…>

Pedro Telles was spying on his neighbor from the roof; and one day he was struck by a lightning. WIth this retablo, he thanks the Holy Child of Atocha because he didn’t die, although he often stutters.

Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for protecting my son Pedro P. of dying when a lighting hit near him so even the land cracked. We dedicate this retablo because for nothing happened with him nor with his horse.

June 14, 1934

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The pilot Pedro Sanchez thanks endlessly Saint Peter with this retablo for he managed to land a passenger plane after it was hit by two lightnings during strong turbulence.

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I bring my gratitude to the Virgin of the Solitude for my son’s arm has been cured. He was hit with a lightning when we were gathering woods in mountains and got caught by a storm. I saw his arm getting on fire and immediately entrusted him to you. I dedicate this retablo thanking for the miracle.

Anselmo. August 19, 1931
the Soledad neighborhood, Celaya, Guanajuato

One dark night, I was coming back from the San Martin fair with my donkeys. Suddenly the sly was lightened with many lightnings. With that light I could see that I was near a cliff and almost fell off. I thank the Virgin of San Juan for lighting up my way.

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Mariana and Lupita Perez were picking up the laundry when the storm began and a lightning almost hit their house. By a pure miracle, at the last moment it changed the direction and hit a tree which got on fire immediately. Mariana, Lupita and their family thank Saint Michael Archangel for protecting their home from the lightning.

One evening I was coming back from the town and a tremendous downpour began. Suddenly, a lightning struck and scared the horses in the corral. One of them jumped over the fence going over me. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan for the horse didn’t hit me, and I only got scared.

Apolonia García
Zapopan, Jalisco

My children went to the mountains to gather wood when the thunderstorm began. There were many lightings and it rained very much, but thanks to the Virgin of Zapopan the kids found a cave where they hid themselves and waited until the storm ended. I thank the Virgin because I know there was no cave there, so it was a miracle.

Catarino Chavez was carrying wineskins with aguamiel near Cholula when he got caught in a strong thunderstorm. He was passing under a black cherry tree when a lighting struck into it. Catarino entrusted himself to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Neither he nor his donkeys got hurt. He thanks for that with the retablo.

1917