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The shoemaker Carmelo Fernandez brings this retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus thanking him for the artist Frida brought him a shoe to repair and then became his client.

Puebla, 1945

With devotion, I’m thanking the Virgin of Guadalupe for a miracle that I’m still working in my shoe-repair shop. I had some difficulties in my business and was ready to close my shop. But now everything’s going well again. Sometimes I had so much work, I can’t cope with it.

Remigio Garcia
Puebla, 1960

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Roberto Alvarez thanks Saint Nicholas with this retablo because his son liked his job as a shoemaker and now he has someone to whom he can bequeath the shop.