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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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We thank Saint Peter with the present retablo because no-one saw us when we made love on the beach. My wife and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary by fulfilling a fantasy which was to have sex on the sand at dawn. It was a fabulous experience that we’ll try to repeat.

Los Cabos, Baja California

Luis Perez thanks Saint Nicholas of Bari with this retablo because he was put in charge of feeding the lions at the zoo since he adores these animals.

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1995, I was lucky to fulfill one of my biggest wishes—to visit the Taj Mahal. I thank God for making this dream come true.

Lorena Isla, 2002

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Jasinto Ramirez, a wrestling fan to the bone, brings this retablo to Saint Pancras thanking him because he met in person El Santo and Blue Demon at the Constantino cinema’s arena in Puebla.

1953

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