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A nagual wanted to take my piglet Luis but I talked with him and made him give me my pig back. Thanks.

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We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because we sold our crop by a good price. With the money, we bought a cow and three pigs. We’ll began to breed pigs and we’ll have fresh milk for our children because they need it. We offer this retablo for helping us.

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Jasinto Perez loved to dance with my pig Casilda every morning. But she stepped on my callus so I can’t dance anymore.

Toluca, August 23, 1939

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We thank for the crocodile didn’t catch our piglet.

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I spoiled my dog by letting it eat from the table. When I married a marvelous woman, I was afraid she wouldn’t let the animal to eat with us. But instead, I found out she herself had two educated pigs who also eat from the table. I thank the Virgin of San Juan for we are one very happy family.

Señor Malverde, thanks for the UFO didn’t take Tomas.

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Everything’s great on this beautiful day.

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I thank the Virgin, for the lion didn’t eat my piglet.

Luisa

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A hail storm ruined the roof of the corral. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because my husband, although reluctantly, but let the animals seep in the house until he could repair the roof and until it won’t be so cold outside.

Mariana Rios

Mother Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for letting me save my son Julio’s life. The pigs almost ate him when he was feeding them. I bring this retablo for this luck.

Martina Peña
Jalisco, 1954

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Rosa Maria Lopez became a sleepwalker. She woke up in the pigsty two times and she was ashamed of it. She prayed the Virgin of Zapopan for healing of this illness. The merciful Virgin heard her prayers, and now Rosa is alright. She thanks the Virgin because at least she was never seen with the pigs.

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The girl Lucy walks around with her freakish animal. Thanks for she’s not crazy.

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A grave illness hit the animals. I asked the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico to look after my animals. With all my heart, I entrusted my goats, piglets, chicken and asked to not lose our corn field. Since no animal died she thanks offering the present retablo.

Cipriana Garcia
El Progreso, S. L. P., November, 1954