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My son and I are from the United States, but we love Mexican culture, especially everything related to the traditions of the Day of the Dead. I’m infinitely grateful to Saint Christopher, with this exvoto, for we managed to travel to the Mexico City and enjoyed the parade of Katrinas and skeletons. It was a very beautiful and colorful experience.

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.

I give thanks to you, Saint Christopher, patron of travelers, for granting me a trip to the beach with my friends. We arrived well and not one bastard cop nor any soldiery stopped us or told anything about being happy in our manner at the beach. Thank you for that, Saint Christopher. We all need to go to the sea.

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I give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for enlightening my friend Juan who left La Pintana in the midst of Apocalypse, on his bike, on August 10. Today, August 31, he arrived to Chañaral and made the half of his route to Tacna which is in the south of Peru. Thanks, Virgin, for delighting his eyes with pure geography and for he doesn’t need any anti-rash creme.

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Thank you, my Saint Jude, because I won a trip to Cancun in a lottery.

Lili Castillo

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Big luck you gave me, Virgin of Guadalupe, when I won a trip to Veracruz in a union raffle

Angela Matus

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I’m from North America. When I started studying the Mexican culture, I fell in love with its legends, but my favorite one is the Legend of Volcanoes. I dedicate this retablo to the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe in gratitude for I traveled to the Mexico Valley and saw myself the greatness of Popocatepetl y del Iztaccihuatl.


Lord be our guide and our protector on the journey we are about to take. Watch over is. Protect us from accidents. Keep us free from harm to body and soul. Lord, support us with Your grace when we are tired. Help us be patient in any troubles which may come our way. Keep us always mindful of your presence and love.

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I wholeheartedly dedicate this exvoto to Saint Hedwig because after saving for a long time I finally managed to fulfill my dream to go to Spain to visit the Prado Museum and to see the work of the brilliant Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens whom I admire so much for being one of the greatest in the history of art.

Raul H., Mexico

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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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I’m a great admirer of the classical literature because I liked reading ever since I was little. My favorite book was “Don Quixote of La Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. I give infinite thanks to the Virgin of Carmel for I could travel to Spain and do the windmill route in La Mancha and saw “the giants” of Don Quixote.

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I love Mexican culture, especially their regional dances. I always had a dream to travel to Mexico to see them. I thank Saint Charbel becasue I visited the state of Chiapas and saw the traditional Parachicos dance that blew me away with its colors and beauty.

John Richardson

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When we were coming back from our honeymoon at the beaches of Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca… and we could lost our lives by negligence. My wife implored the Virgin of Juquila for protection, and now we thank for her miracle.

Lupe and Pedro from Mexico City, 10–May–2010