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Lord of Chalma, I promised you this retablo if you’d help us to arrive to your altar. And we’ve done it. We’ve arrived without troubles, and I hope, with your help, we’ll see each other the next year.

Moco and El Guevo
Holy Week, 2000

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The pre-hispanic dancers Casimiro and Pancracio Perez dedicate this humble retablo to the Brown-skin girl from Tepeyac, Our Lady of Guadalupe for granting them health to be able to express their faith and visit her in her Basilica every December 12.

Mexico City

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Thank you, Our Father, for letting us get back to the convent. During our mission we were attacked by people who didn’t know any religion at all. However we hope you would forgive them.

Brother Jose and brother Benito
March 3, 1943 — Mexico City

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I give infinite thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for letting me arrive to her sanctuary in La Villa. My legs were paining so much, and I was afraid I couldn’t walk. The Virgin sent me the miracle of healing for what I dedicate, with all my faith, this humble retablo.

Pascual Montes
Mexico City

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The Sanchez Galindo family thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe with this retablo because all of them managed to arrived safely to La Villa after a long pilgrimage.

Villa de Guadalupe is a neighborhood in northern Mexico City which in 1531 was the site of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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