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The surfer Jose Perez was about to be eaten by a shark. He prayed Saint Francis and got to the shore safe and sound. He brings the retablo for that.

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The sailor Roberto Lopez brings this retablo to Saint Charbel thanking him for having protected him from the threat of an UFO that followed them all day.

Tampico, 1979

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When I was swimming, a mermaid began to call me to join her at the bottom of the sea. Before this danger, I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and thanks to her could escape from the mermaid’s chant.

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It was still night when I went fishing in my boat. Suddenly I was caught by a giant octopus who grabbed me in its deadly embrace and tried to pull me out of the boat. The Virgin of Guadalupe came to help me—she sent seagulls that began to peck the octopus. The octopus let me free trying to save himself from the seagulls and went to the bottom of the sea. I thank for saving my life.

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We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because she helped us to get a whale who ran aground on sandbank back to the sea. Thanks to the Virgin we managed to drag him back on our boat which is so small.

April 3, 1967

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Tiburcio Maldonado thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving him from a skeleton mermaid who wanted to drown him dead.

Acapulco, 1960

Being sailor’s daughter and grand-daughter, my daughter Aurora was able to hear the mermaid songs. I was worried seeing her running every night to the edge of the cliff captivated by the mermaids’ voices. They called her to go with them, and I ran to hold her because this singing seemed to hypnotize her. I prayed Saint Barbara for help, and she worked a miracle. Now my daughter doesn’t hear their songs. She like me hears just a distant echo.

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I love swimming in the sea. But one day I was caught by two mermaids who dragged me to the bottom of the sea with intentions of kidnapping me and making a shark bait from me. I prayed the Holy Heart, and it made a miracle of giving me enough strength so I could escape and save myself. I swam to the beach, and I thank for that. Now, to avoid this happening again, I swim one in the pool.

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The brothers Pedro and Pablo were fishing at the beach of Acapulco. Suddenly a sailfish jumped out of the sea and attacked us.

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I went to swim into the sea and right away I felt something was holding me. Then I saw a big octopus. It caught me with its tentacles and pulled me down to the bottom. I started to panic, I was thinking I was going to die in the tentacles instead of marrying a handsome young man and living a happy life. I started to pray to the Virgin of San Juan, and thanks to her the octopus got distracted with some fish passing by and I could escape. I swam to the surface and I was safe. Now I only have to wait when a handsome guy comes to my life.

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A mermaid appeared near the rocks. She was attracting the fishermen with her songs and beauty, and the boats kept crashing on the rocks and smashing in splinters. All the fishermen in the town were praying to Saint Peter because no one could resist her charm. Thanks to the prayers the saint drove the mermaid away. Now everybody is fishing without danger.

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When I fell overboard, I was saved by a dolphin. Thanks.

April 1969

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