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November 2, Fidencio and Laureano Trejo went to the cemetery to drink and met a mister who sat on a grave. He wanted to give them a chest full of gold so they would keep enjoying their sin, but suddenly the brothers realized it was a dead man who was speaking with them. They implored Saint Benedict for help to protect them and not to let anything happen to them. They promise to cut down on booze and respect the dead.

Oaxaca, Mexico

Fernando Santoyo was diving and was lucky to find an antic gold cup. He thanks Saint Peter with the present retablo for this discovery which has become part of his collection.

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November 2, Basilio and Eladio Perez went to the cemetery to drink and met one mister who sat on a grave. He wanted to give them a chest full of gold so they would keep enjoying their sin, but suddenly the brothers realized it was a skeleton who spoke with them. They thank Saint James the Apostle for they managed to escape safe and sound. They promise to cut down on booze and respect the dead.

Oaxaca, 1950

Juan Manuel Perez was playing hide-and-seek with other kids and saw a black cowboy in the granary. He appeared out of blue and said to the boy that he would tell him about treasures hidden in this very place. Juan got very scared and prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe. After that, the rider disappeared. Juan has grown up and now offers the Virgin this retablo.

Monterrey
November 18, 1958

November 2, the brothers Cosme and Basilio Trejo went to the cemetery to drink. There they met a mister sitting on a grave who wanted to give them a chest full of gold so they could continue to go on with their vice. Suddenly, they noticed that it was a dead man who was speaking with them. They implored Saint Benedict for protecting them so nothing bad happened to them. They promised to cut off drinking and to respect the dead.

Oaxaca

The brothers Cosme and Crispin Trejo went to the cemetery to celebrate the November 2 and met a mister who sat on a tomb. He was going to give them a chest full of gold so they would continue with their vice. But suddenly they noticed that it was a skeleton who talked with them. They implored the Virgin of the Solitude for protection, and nothing happened with them. They promised to not drink anymore and to not disturb the dead.

Tlaxcala, 1948

Luis and Enrique Paredes found the treasure on the bottom of the sea. They thank the Virgin of San Juan because now they can help to their family.

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When Matilda Corona went to gather some prickly pears, a nagual appeared to her. The nagual started to persuade her to go with him and he promised her a treasure. Matilda thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because she realized that the nagual was lying. She didn’t accept his proposition and so she didn’t fall in his trap. Matilda came back home, and the nagual never bother her since.

April 14, 1968

The Martinez twins found the pirate treasure in the bottom of the sea. Their family decided to divide it among all the inhabitants of the fishing village so that they could buy boats and everything they needed. The villagers give thanks to the Virgin de San Juan for the generosity of the Martinez family.