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Aniceto Mendoza was stabbed in his buttock by one of his dear lover for being a womanizer. He brings this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe infinitely thanking her for he have enough time to run away from this crazy broad.

Puebla, 1917

Soledad thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for she’s back at this corner to work as a whore after she was stabbed by a client who refused to pay for her service. She was between life and death. She brings this retablo showing her gratitude for the received favor.

January 25, 1985, Mexico

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Virgin of San Juan, for helping me to get through a dangerous surgery on my stomach, I thank you. I was stabbed by my husband who thought I was cheating on me with another man. My life was in danger.

Irene, Jalisco, Mexico
September 19, 2000

Blessed Heart, I give thanks to you for giving a second chance to live to this woman after she was stabbed. An evil client who was drunk attacked her and left het badly wounded in a hotel room in Merced, Mexico City.

A. V. R. — May 2016

Jasinto and Juvencio, two twin brothers, were fighting to death over the inheritance left by their late parents. Their godfather Ramon Zalvan asked the Holy Child of Atocha to give them good sense, and the brothers divided the inheritance properly. They swear not to fight again and testify their oath with this retablo.

Zacatecas, 1937

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Nayely thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for granting her her health after she was stabbed by a client when he was paying her. Now she’s back at this corner to work as a prostitute and she begs you wholeheartedly to protect her.


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Azucena gives infinite thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe because she’s feeling better. She was stabbed by a client who refused to pay for her services. Now she thanks, and feels good, and works again on this corner, and asks the Holy Virgin, from the bottom of the heart, to always protect her.

January 25, 1990

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving me from the death when my buddy stabbed me. He was very angry after hearing that I was in love with his wife which was not true.

1934, Jose P.

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Roberto Garcia had such a jealous girlfriend that one day she even stabbed him in the back because she thought he had cheated on her. He thanks the Virgin of San Juan for saving his life and for getting rid of this crazy woman.

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One night my wife who was on the sixth month of pregnancy stabbed me few times after having found out that I had been cheating on her with my friend Teresa. I give thousand thanks to Saint Gerard Mayela, the patron of the maternity, for helping me to survive this tragedy.

Your devoted Marcial A. D.
October 1, 2015

I, Maria, give thanks to Saint Sebastian because now I’m feeling better. I was beaten by two men after I refused to go in the hotel with them.

February 10, 2000
Merced, Mexico City

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When I was returning after a concert, I ran into some bastards who tried to mug me. But they got nothing from me. Then one of them pulled out a gun and put it to my head. I grabbed him and took the gun, but the other one stabbed me. I fell feeling pretty bad. Those two were definitely high. Then the first guy picked up the gun and was going to finish me. That moment, I prayed the Archangel of Justice. Suddenly my pal appeared, and those two ran away, without killing me. Good thing you stopped them in time, pal.

Tepito, Mexico City

Thank God and Virgin of the Rosary of Talpa because thanks to the prompt surgery my son Agustin was healed after being stabbed in the back.

J. Jesus Padilla
Autlan, Jalisco
March 1, 1962

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