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Señora Raquel Cervantes brings this retablo, with fervent devotion, to the Virgin of Juquila thanking her for she was able to buy a diamond ring on the inheritance left by her late husband, and she even thinks to go to Europe.

Señor Jasinto Ramirez brings the present retablo, with great devotion, to Saint Augustine because he managed to gather a vey vast collection of tin soldiers of different armies.

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I admired a famous model of men’s magazines. She was my platonic love. I dedicate this retablo to the Lord of the Wonders because one day she entered my repair shop when her car had broken down near by. It was the best day of my life. My dream to meet her came true, and she even gave me her autograph, and I took a photo with her.

Felix Romero \ Puebla, Mexico

Raul Martinez thanks the Virgin of the Solitude with this retablo because she helped him to save enough money to buy a hearing device to his grandpa. His life has become much easier.

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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, because I fulfill my childhood dream— to dance “the Nutcracker”.

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I commissioned this retablo in honor of the Enlightened Spirit of Emoji who inspired me to take this selfie. It went viral and collected tens of thousands of hits.

Jose Bocatillo, R.I.P.
August 8, 2013

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Miss Yolanda Reinoso, a skirmish rider from the Margaritas ranch, dedicates this humble retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe for the received favor of being able to do what she loves the most and what fills her with pride—the art of charro riding.

Queretaro, Mexico

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Pedro the Shaggy thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because I was able to make all my tattoos.

22–Nov–99

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One night in the month of May, I was preparing meal to celebrate my wedding anniversary. I decided to make a tortilla soup, although I didn’t know how to cook it. Some time later I didn’t know should I let the soup boil any longer or not. When I lost my hope, I entrusted myself to Saint Paschal Baylon. In his infinite mercy, he enlightened me, and I managed to prepare the soup by leaving it boil just the right time.

Sandra Perez, Mexico City, 2015

Ramon Macias has bought a convertible, and now he is driving around with a bunch of broads. He fervently thanks Saint Jude with this retablo because his salary is enough to allow him this luxury.

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I liked motorcycles very much since I was a little boy, and I dreamt of having my own. I was of slender means, so I decided to work hard to save money and to buy a moto. I thank because after many years of struggle I was able to buy me the motorcycle of my dreams. Now I can enjoy it and travel by highways all over the Mexican republic.

Abel Campos

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Señor Fausto Lopez always liked the colors of the carnivals. With the present retablo, he thanks Saint Veronica for having visited the Carnival in Veracruz this year. He made many photos of the celebration because photography is his big passion.

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Thanks Virgin of Guadalupe because it’s been 20 years since I became a cliff diver in Acapulco and I keep following my true passion.

El Zanca Ortiz

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