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Franck and Luis met at a party and little by little fell in love. The fervently asked the Virgin of Zapopan to give them strength to overcome the obstacles and to live together. And they made it.

Uruapan, Michoacan — August 1959

Rosa Maria Telles was very sad because she couldn’t find a partner. She implored Saint Anthony and one day met Erika Montiel. Now they live together and are very happy. She thanks for this favor.

We met in the wrestling, and it was an immediate attraction. We started our relationship, and we are a happy couple. We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe.

A young man Anacleto Figueroa fell in love with a girl from a village in Tequila. That’s why he started looking for a job as a jimador. He thanks Saint Anthony because now, thanks to his efforts, they will get married.

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A. J. fell in love with a country priest and one day, in a moment of weakness, offered herself to him. She thanks Saint Benedict with this retablo for nothing happened because the priest turned her down.

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I was a bandit. One day I was going to a town to do my misdeeds and stopped near a very beautiful girl. She saw that I was thirsty and she was kind to offer me some water. She didn’t know who I was, and I, as soon as I saw her, fell completely in love with her. I’m infinitely thankful to Saint Anthony of Padua for having met her. Thanks to her advices and her love I managed to amend my ways, and I’m a good man now.

Tiburcio Zamora / Zacatecas, Mexico

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I give infinite thanks to Saint Anthony of Padua for sending a good woman to my life. I got married very young, but got a bad wife. She left me for another man. I became very disappointed and took refuge in my carpenter job for many years. But one beautiful day I met Carmelita and I believed in love again. We are very happy. May you be blessed.

Cayetano Aguilar \ Zacatecas, Mexico

We thank Saint Anthony for a beautiful wedding and we played it being in love. We hope we’ll be happy and, with the saint’s blessing, we’ll have healthy children.

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Rafael A. thanks Saint Anthony of Padua with the present retablo because the model he used for his nudity pictures fell in love with him and they are lovers now.

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I thank Saint Barbara for the miracle of my husband (?), our love and the beautiful house he built for me with his own hands.

Susanna
Rancho en la playa, 2007

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We thank the Virgin of San Juan because we returned to our home town after long time. We felt our wind with its specific aroma that reminded us about our childhood and youth. We felt the same sun under which we fell in love with each other once.

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The day of my wedding, Manuel Martinez returned to the town. He was the love of my life, and I thought he’d never come back. I thank the Holy Virgin of the Rosary for I didn’t commit an error of marrying a man I didn’t love and only because I wouldn’t like to stay an old maid.

Raquel Diaz

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May you be blessed, Saint Sebastian, because Marta came to live with me. We are happy together because we love each other very much and aren’t afraid to be who we are.

Marta and Luisa, Tacubaya, 1987

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