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I thank Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras because in 1999 she cured me from a tumor in my right breast.

Terezinha Paes de Lima
Itamaraca, Pernambuco

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Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for saving me during that accident. January 1958, I was crossing a street and was hit by a car. My hip was broken, and I couldn’t walk for a year. I used a wheelchair. I prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe to help me to recover after many surgeries.

Fermin Guadarrama
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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Virgin of San Juan, thank for your favors. A cockfight was going on, and it seemed that my cock was going to win. I cheered him but then suddenly the other cock owner stab me in my eye. My eye fell off and I almost lost it. I thank the Virgin for enlightening the surgeon who worked on me.

Ambrosio Ibarra
Leon, Guanajuato, 1961

Alberto Ponce thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for going well through the surgery of removing a tumor which turned out to be benign.

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I thank miraculous Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras for staying with me during the surgery on my tits.

Aurenice Barbosa de Lima
Sitio Jardim, Buique, Pernambuco

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Holy Child of Atocha, thank you for your favors. When my ex-boyfriend and his current lover were entering the hotel, I yelled at him “Boyfriend stealer!” and to hurt more called him a cheap rotten ass faggot. He got angry, grabbed my hair and scratch my face. The I felt a hit in my back. Four days later, I went to the doctor. They made an x-ray and found out a needle in my body. I needed a surgery, I had a suppuration and a high fever. I thank for coming well through the surgery.

Ruben Mendez
Mexico City, 1980

Enrique Chavez got a serious quarrel with his brother-in-law which got so angry that he cut Enrique’s belly with a machete. His guts dropped out. His wife prayed to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and miraculously, after many surgeries, Enrique was saved. They offer this retablo in gratitude.

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Rebeca thanks Holy Lord of Chalma for helping her to find a job as prostitute and to make enough money to pay for the heart surgery for her son whom she loves so much.

January 25, 1985

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January 1947, near the Guanajuato river, Tomas Ramirez was attacked by three men—two were beating him and the third man, with a gun, shot him in stomach. Tomas fell unconscious. The bullet remained inside. A surgery was performed to avoid any infection. Tomas entrusted himself to the miraculous image of Saint Francis of Paola and little by little got better. Now he’s offering this retablo to keep the miracle in mind.

Fransisco thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving him from dying during a dangerous heart surgery when he was between the life and the death. He gives the retablo for this granted favor.

January 25, 1995

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Thank you, Saint Jude Thaddeus, for all your favors. It started raining, and I, on my way home, had to cross the river. The rain was getting stronger, and I couldn’t get out of the current. My horse and I, we tried another time and got out but the horse stumbled and fell on me. My rib was broken, but I got better after I had an operation.

Blas Gallegos
Puebla, 1965

I dedicate this retablo to Saints Cosmas and Damian, patrons of the medics and the surgeons, for protecting me during my 18 plastic surgeries. It was the only way to achieve my dream to look exactly like Maicol, my favorite artist.