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With the promise “to be together till death do us apart” the boy Marquitos and his father Jose Antonio Villaseñor took off from Mexico with the illusion of prosperity. In Reynosa, Tamaulipas, together with 70 others people without documents, they got in the trailer of a truck going to Houston, Texas. After few hours of terrible agony, they were found hugging each other but with no life in them like 11 others Mexicans and 5 more Latin Americans. They all died asphyxiated and dehydrated. They were left without mercy by the mean smugglers in the town of Victoria, south of Houston. Morning of May 14, 2003, when I heard these painful news, I entrusted their souls to the Holy Virgin of the Solitude and the Lord of Chalma. I also ask to protect those who escaped the death.

Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Mexico City, 2003

I thank the Virgin of San Juan for delivering me from death when my truck’s brakes went out in a turn. I entrusted myself to you in such misfortune, and now I’m very thankful.

Fransisco Lopez, Jalisco, 1992

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The firefighter squad from Atlixco thanks the Virgin of San Juan with fervent devotion for they have tried out their new firefighters truck. It’s very modern and helps them a lot at their job.

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Dionisio Medina dedicates this humble retablo to Saint Christopher as a gratitude for providing his protection during all these years he’s been traveling with his truck all around the country. He always return back to his family safe and sound.

Chihuahua, Mexico

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The things in the Felipe Gonzalez’ newspaper kiosk had been going well until it was demolished by a truck. Felipe thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because he managed to restore the kiosk.

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To the Holy Heart for the miracle of surviving. I lost control and crashed the tank truck, so the fuel leaked out.

Armando Roldan Chavez
September 10, 1991

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The boy Pedro Ruiz was riding his three wheel bicycle, went to the road and was almost hit by a truck. He thanks the Holy Child of Atocha for he wasn’t smashed to pieces.

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Pedro Gomez thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving his brother Jesus form dying when he was hit by a truck with failed brakes.

Mexico City
November 2, 1965

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Exactly that moment when Jorge Moreno was going to propose to his girlfriend he was hit by a Coca-Cola truck. His girlfriend Juanita thanks the Virgin of San Juan because her future husband didn’t die and yet he proposed to her in the hospital right after his broken leg was put in plaster.

I thank Saint Clare because I met a fellow countryman with a sufficiently pretty and big truck so I can put on my sister, my wife, my eight children and even my goat during the parade in my town Villa Escalante.

Julio Flores offers this retablo to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving him from dying when he was hit by a truck while selling tacos. He thanks the Virgin.

Tacubaya neighborhood, Mexico City
November 20, 1992

I dedicate this retablo to the Virgin of San Juan for helping me to come back from USA with some dollars, so I could get married and buy my truck and work on my land.

Jasinto
November 15, 1959
Jalisco

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Tuesday, November 3, Pedro Martinez was hit by a truck with sheep on board when he was coming back home with his mother Luz after gathering woods. His condition was bad. His mother thanks the Holy Virgin of Zapopan for the miracle that her son didn’t die and now is better.

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