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San Juanita, I beg you so that Juan, my friend from the plantation, wouldn’t reject me because my love is sincere.

Gabriel Dominguez R.

I offer this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe because my Pedro returned to me. He had dumped me for a woman, but I asked you very much for the miracle, and now we are together and very happy.

Pedro & Julian, February 14, 1976

Virgin of Guadalupe, we ask you to be always together and happy like on the day of the wedding.

Adrian & Michelle

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Vicenta Gutierrez brings this retablo to Saint Anthony giving him infinite thanks because, despite having seven children, he sent her a man who is ready to take her with the kids and her grandmother as well.

Puebla, 1935

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Andrew fell off the front of the Pride float and was nearly crushed under it. He gives infinite thanks to the Blessed Divine for the handsome man who grabbed him and saved his life was also into latex. They started dating and after nearly ten years they are getting married in 2020.

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Nicandro Malfabon was a macho but he fell in love with his stable boy. He asked Saint Francis of Assisi to release him from this feeling or make so that the young man return his love to him. And he took him to his house.

October 1979, Cuquio, Jalisco
Nicandro Malfabon

San Sebastian, I offer you this retablo, because Veronica moved to live with me. We will be thankful to you for our happiness, and now we can live without hiding our relationship.


Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City

February 14, 1987

I thought I was in love with both Fox Mulder and Dana Scully; but the more I obsessively watched the X-files, the more I realized that I was actually into Scully—her dour manner, independence, badassery, skepticism, intelligence, and the way she wielded a gun, & wore her pant suits. And how hot she looked in those pant suits. Infinite thanks to Saint Scully, for modeling the ideal love & partner for me, at a time when I didn’t even know that I was into girls.

P.S. Infinite thanks for Gillian Anderson, too.

Melbourne, 2019

After looking for many years, I finally met the woman of my dreams. Thanks to you, Virgin of Carmel, I married her. Thanks.

Manuel Cardenas
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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A very famous mouse fell in love with me. Please, Virgin, get him out of my sight.

Lola, 1975

Rogelio Dominguez fell a victim of a crazy maniac whom I fell in love with in the office. He tricked me to get to his house where he tied and beat me.

Mexico, March 19, 1987

Virgin of Guadalupe, I ask you for a boyfriend for my sister Maria so she would stop being bitter about it and let Jasinto to be my boyfriend.

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A mermaid fell in love with my boyfriend Arturo. She was so jealous with me that she came out during a boat ride, grabbed my hair and tried to drown me taking to the bottom of the sea. I thank the Virgin of Tepeyac for Arturo had enough strength to pull me out and not let the mermaid take me to sure death.

Rosa Moreno
Tulum, Mexico, 2006

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