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Virgin of San Juan, I bring you this retablo in gratitude for granting me the miracle of saving my baby, when I fell down the stairs and went urgently to the hospital. We are safe and healthy thanks to the medics.

Juanita
Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico
May 10, 2003

Felipa Ortiz was pregnant and was about to give birth, but she was worrying because she didn’t have money to pay to a midwife. She fervently thanks the Virgin of San Juan because Frida the painter paid all the expenses of the childbirth.

Puebla, 1940

In the year 1928, the month of October, the date 14th, Micaela Estrada and her husband Donato Tejedor, with a great affliction and a very big fear, turned to the Virgin of Guadalupe to look after her pregnant belly as she had lost first three pregnancies. Thanks for relieving her pain.

Morelia, 1930

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On my tenth pregnancy, when I brought Luisita to the world, I went mad. One day I left the house and started wandering. I walked at the streets, they called me the Cat Lady, and I lived on the benches in the Alameda park. But one day Ruperto found me, and when I saw my baby I recovered. I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Rosario Peña

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for the pregnancy test turned out negative because I was very much worried who would be the father.

Ines, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1976

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October 10, 2004, I was celebrating my 15th birthday. We were all very happy and it was a blast—the cake, the toast and my dance partner who was my prince charming. With this retablo, I give thanks to Saint Alexis and to the Divine Face of God from Tlaxpana for helping me so no one noticed that I was pregnant and my parents didn’t find out until later that, besides stopping be a little girl, I also stopped being a maiden.

Silvia Yanet Rosas
Jalacingo, Veracruz, 2006

Teresa Cobian being pregnant on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic invoked the Blessed Mary asking her to grant a happy delivery and she granted the request.

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Thank you, Virgin of Carmel, for no one at the wedding noticed that I’m on my seventh month of pregnancy.

Josefina
Oaxaca, Mexico, 1968

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I voluntarily did an abortion when I first got pregnant because I didn’t feel ready to become a mom. Later the Virgin of Juquila blessed me with two sons, and I’m very happy now because I can provide them with a decent life. Thank you, Virgin, for blessing me so much.

Teresa, 52 years — Oaxaca

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Thank you, Virgin of the Solitude, because you were near in the moments of anxiety on the day I decided to terminate my pregnancy which was the result of a rape. When I got out of the hospital I felt peaceful. I’m sure you protect me in your great mercy.

Luisa, 29 years — Oaxaca

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Thank you, Saint Jude Thaddeus, for hearing me when I told you that I couldn’t continue with my pregnancy since I already have three kids and couldn’t support another one. I know you heard me because you deals with the most difficult requests.

Dolores, 26 years — State of Mexico

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Having all kinds of information about what to do with an unplanned pregnancy made me think that God helps with all the decisions, including the most difficult ones like mine to get an abortion.

Denny, 20 years — State of Mexico

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Many thanks, Virgin of Guadalupe, for always being near and not leaving me alone when I decided not to go on with this pregnancy. You know, my Mother, what was my situation and being mother, like me, I knew you’d understand me.

Julia, 48 years — Queretaro

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