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Nicolasa Gutierrez brings this retablo to Saint Jerome thanking him for his help because she is doing well at her job and earn enough to support her kids and her pimp-pachuco.

Mexico, 1949

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Thank you, Holy Child of Atocha, for your favors. I was talking with Mariana about our decision to live together. We were staying near the cabaret where she worked and where we had met each other. Suddenly I felt acute pain in my chest. It was the Mariana’s ex-pimp who shot me. But thanks to the saint the bullet didn’t hit the heart but split my collarbone. After that I asked at my work to transfer me to Monterrey where we started our new life.

Lorenzo Lozada
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 1962

Teofila R. thank Saint Charbel with this retablo because after many years of suffering, humiliation and bad treatment he managed to get rid of her pimp.

Mexico, 1939

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I, Angelica Pilar Relles, dedicate this ex-voto to the Virgin of Guadalupe because I work as a whore in Merced, and there are robberies, the police, pimps, clients, illnesses in my life, and the Virgin helps me.

Merced
January 9, 1979

I thank Saint Anthony for all the good things happened with me. When I worked in a cabaret I had a lot of problems. They paid me very little, and my pimp took a big part of my earnings. One day I made up my mind and went to Texas, USA. I rented an apartment, and now my clients come to visit me and give me big dollars.

Sofia Macias
Texas, US, 1966

Oh, Virgin of the Incarnation, thank you for the marvelous miracle when you saved me from my fiancé who happened to be a pimp. He wanted me to work for him. I beg you, for the love of God, that he’d need came back to me and you helped me.

Laguera Rodriguez
Mexico, 1930

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