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I thank and order to make this retablo to the Holy Niño Fidencio and Holy Girl Aurorita for giving me the gift to fell madly in love when Ali went with me to a bonsai expo. When I saw her, I was completely captivated. Now we buy plants together, save dogs and always go to drink pulque.

Pedro Perez got very drunk, fell asleep on a nopal cactus and suffered many cuts. He’s infinitely grateful to the Virgin of San Juan for this lesson and promises to straighten up.

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There were some strange plants growing in my flower pots. They looked nice, so I let them grow. Then I noticed that the plants were eating insect. That was intriguing. But then they tried to catch my cats. I prayed the Virgin of the Rosary to protect my cats. I was going to throw these plants away, but my neighbor, a teacher, offered me good money for them. He wanted to take them to the school because they were rare specimens.

I bit a dieffenbachia’s branch while being drunk, because it bothered me. My mouth and lips got inflamed. I felt very bad and was sick for two weeks. But one month later, my dangerous mole dropped off. I thank my Angel for my recovery.

V. K.

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I thank the Blessed Plant because it gave me the vision to realize that I had colon cancer, and in the same time turned out that thanks to the plant I was able to find the cure.

Guadalupe Maravilla, December 12, 2012

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Señor Porfirio thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because his agaves give a lot of pulque and could save money to buy a donkey to keep on woking and support his family. One thing he asks you is health.

Villa del Carbon, Mexico, December 12, 1990

My daughter was born with a strange illness that stopped her from receiving the sunlight. We had to organize a nocturnal life for us. It was little bit difficult at the beginning, but then we got used to it and built a beautiful world under the moonlight. We keep cats instead of dogs, we have an owl instead of canaries, we grow impossible plants and instead of sunbathing we are moonbathing. I know when the moment comes my beautiful daughter will meet a man who will be willing to share this world with her. I thank the sky for we are happy in spite of everything.

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Don Luciano Jimenez dedicate this humble retablo to the Virgin of Zapopan, as a token of gratitude, because he had good harvest of agaves this year. There was bad weather in the region the last season and he lost big part of his crop. It worried him very much because he and all his family depends on the agaves.

Tequila, Jalisco. Mexico

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My nephew who travels a lot brought me a beautiful exotic plant. I plant it in the garden, and it grew very fast with my constant care. I water it every day at evening. One day I was watering the plants and felt something moving towards me. I look back, and the plant’s sprouts twisted round my body and squeezed me tight. I couldn’t get out and desperately implored the Virgin of Zapopan for her intervention. So the plant let me go after many struggle. Now I water it only at night, and the plant doesn’t attack me.

Regina Michel, 1977

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I want to thank the Holy Lord of Chalma because I got my lands back and I’ve started to cultivate my agaves and sell pulque to live properly. The land was my inheritance left me by my father before his death. But my uncles took possession of it. I begged you to admit my rights, and you did it for me.

Juvencio Roque
Iztapaluca, Mexico, 1960

Very strange plants began to grow in the pots in my yard. They seemed exotic so I let them grow and even took care of them. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because I noticed that the plants do good to my cats and, who knows, maybe to me as well.

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A strange plant had grown behind the wall fence of my garden. One day my cats were lying on the border enjoying the sun, and the plant caught them. I ran to help them but the plant trapped me as well. Thanks to the Holy Spirit I had big garden scissors in the pocket of my apron. I cut the stems and freed my cats. Later my husband pulled the plant with roots.

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A strange plant began to grow in my garden. Since it was beautiful, I let it grow. But it grew and grew, and one day it put the stems in the window and tried to catch me and my kids. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because I had a coffeepot in my hand. I sloshed the hot coffee on the plant, and it let me free and went away. I called my husband, and he cut this plant by the roots. I thank the Virgin because we didn’t end up as a meal in the stomach of the plant.

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