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Alicia Ramos brings the present retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon and thanks him for helping her to win the traditional cookies contest at the town day. Now she’s famous all over the state.

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I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin Mary because we found an accommodating and private dungeon where we can enjoy and practice bondage comfortably.

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I thank the Virgin Mary for my ultra compact Bell and Howell Two Twenty eight mm. camera.

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Jose Luis Gutierrez brings this retablo to the Virgin of San Juan thanking her because he found an old cup-and-ball toy which his grandfather gave him and which he thought was lost.

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I dedicate the present ex-voto to Saint Patrick thanking him fo the tv-series “Game of Thrones”. Since I began to watch it, I was captivated by the excellent storyline and fascinated by the characters. I can’t wait to see its last season because it has become my favorite show.

Mexico

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Thanks to the Lord of Toluca for I managed to rent a nice clean room in a decent house.

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We thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for the happiness, love and friends we met in your country—nice and beautiful Mexico. We’ll remember only good things about the culture, customs and traditions, and we’ll keep it in our hearts.

From Xochimilco, Mexico, to France
Victoire and Heure di Rosa, February 14, 2002

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I dedicate this retablo to Saint Paschal Baylon because we won a nice American kitchen in a Guanajuato’s radio program raffle. Now I can cook delicious dishes for my husband—green pozole, pork escalopes, tacos al pastor, chicken balls, marinated arrachera steak, meat with mushrooms, grilled ribs, chilaquiles and pork with beens.

Pachuca, January 3, 1969

With Saint Pancras’ help, Cayetano Martinez could save enough money to buy a stereo. Now he has the best stereo sound, to the envy of his friends.

Puebla, 1973

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The carpenter Facundo Meneses thanks Saint Francis with this retablo because he had to work for the artist Frida and repaired some furniture for her. She was very satisfied.

Mexico, 1947

Since my childhood I loved the wrestling. My idols were El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras. I dreamed that the I grow up I become a professional wrestler. I thank Saint Jude Thaddeus with this humble retablo because now, with many efforts and dedication, I’ve become a professional fighter. My idols will always be my source of inspiration.

Mexico

1942, Puebla, my sister Jasinta and I were leaving after a mass and had a pleasant encounter with the painter Frida whom we admire so much. We give thanks to the Virgin of San Juan for this favor.

Maria Petra Lopez

The Bald thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe. I got me my tattoos, and I’m happy.

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