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Virgin of Guadalupe, thank you for I didn’t sin with a very hot skeleton woman who came to me in the field. I wanted to take her in the field so bad but you delivered me from doing the bad thing.

Nicanor Lopez
Celaya, 1956

Help me, Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, not to fell into the temptation of anorexia and keep following my model career.

Paty Clark

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Take fresh hot bread, salty, sweet and with butter.

I offer this exvoto to Saint Jude Thaddeus as dispensation for having broken my promise not to eat sweet pastry. I beg his pardon because if not it’d be easier for me to change my religion then to give up pastry. I beg for pardon doña Conchita Madalena whom I’ve promised to have a great body this year.

2021, Mexico City

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Forgive me, Saint Jude, for cheating on Lalo with the milkman but I couldn’t resist the temptation.

Luigi Ocampo

Señorita Gloria Zermeño thanks the miraculous Divine Eye for curing her from bad temper and desires of the flesh.

Tlacote, Queretaro, Mexico, 1952

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My Mother, I was dreaming about a man from my book for 10 days. He was dark and evil, he scared me, but he was handsome. I wanted him in my bed. A man from the market reminded me about this man, so I started to desire him. I prayed to you to help me with it, since I didn’t want to wallow in my desires. May you be blessed Mother because you sent me your love and power to overcome this desire.

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I thank Saint Quiteria of Frexeiras for liberating me from temptations of gambling and drinking.

Germano Oliveira — Viçosa, AL — 04/04/07

Claudia M. came for a massage. She got so excited she got laid with a masseur. She thanks Saint John Bosco with this retablo for nobody in her family found out about this. She promises not to fall in temptation anymore.

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My land became dry and infertile. I was in despair for not be able to harvest. One day the devil presented before myself and showed me how he can make a dry mound became green and flourishing. He said he could make it with all my lands in exchange for my soul. I was thinking about my family, and it was very tempting. But I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for I could resist the temptation. My resistance prevailed with the good rains coming to my land and making it green again. I give thanks.

Arturo Saldivar used to drink three liters of cherry pulque every day until he was diagnosed with diabetes. Arturo entrusted himself to Saint James and now thanks him with great devotion because the saint gave him the strength to resist the temptation of getting drunk.

The devils tempted me to sin, and the angels, from the other side, murmured with their sweet voice to behave well. I was going crazy with so many voices in my head. Only thanks to my prayers to the Virgin of the Rosary the voices sounded less and less, until one day they totally disappeared. I don’t hear them anymore, and I thank for that miracle.

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It was very late when I was conic back home so I decided to cut my way. Suddenly I saw a gorgeous she-devil in front of me. She called me seductively so that she could grab my soul and take it to the hell. I prayed the Virgin of Zapopan and thanks to her could resist this devilish temptation. I ran to my house at full gallop and came home safe and sound.

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Every day at lunch, my boyfriend and his colleagues go buy tacos from a very flirtatious woman. I thank Saint Benedict for my boyfriend shows me his love and never falls into the temptation. This woman flirt with everybody all the time. But I don’t worry because my Raymundo is faithful to me.

Refugio Vallejo
Villahermosa, Tabasco