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I dedicate the present retablos to the Virgin of the Solitude for saving our lives, when we were struck by a lightning, and the deck got on fire, and we were under the threat of shipwreck. We implored to save our lives, and, since we were saved, we now dedicate this retablo.

Capitan Medina
August 22, 1928, Veracruz

I was sowing the field when suddenly a horrible tornado was formed. I entrusted myself to Saint Jude Thaddeus, and little by little the tornado disappeared. I thank him for that with this humble retablo.

Severiano Lopez \ Mexico

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I was caught in the ocean by a terrible storm that destroyed my boat. I was left to drift alone in the open sea hoping for my luck. Several days passed, and I was very scared of dying. Then I entrusted myself, with all my faith and devotion, to Saint Peter so that he would save me. I thank because a fishing boat rescued me when I was about to be eaten by few sharks that stalked me. May you be blessed.

Leoncio Torres \ Baja California, Mexico

We thank Our Lady of the Solitude for bringing us to a safe harbor when we got caught by the hurricane Gilberto.

Crew of “Sirena II”

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One day my crew and I went for our regular tuna fishing. In order to catch more fish, we went far away to the sea with no idea that we’d caught in a storm. I wholeheartedly thank Saint Peter who took care of us, because we all were scared of dying, since the storm was terrifying, but thanks to his protection we managed to get back on firm ground and to our families.

Federico Muñoz — Baja California, Mexico

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I saw that a storm was about to start, and I ran to shelter the animals because my husband slept like a log. I got them under the roof but couldn’t ran to the house myself because a heavy rain with hail broke out. So I made myself comfortable among the animals, and I must confess, I have never slept so good as that nigh. I give thanks to Saint Francis because now when I really need to rest I come to sleep with them, as far as possible from my husband snoring.

I thank you, Saint Isidor Laborer, for pulling the rains off our neighborhood and for I could close the gate to my hallway to protect my house from the deluge in our block, as it happened with my neighbor who couldn’t celebrate her niece Michelle’s first communion because of that.

A grateful Mexican
Cuautepec BB, Mexico City, August 2014

A hail storm ruined the roof of the corral. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because my husband, although very reluctantly, let the animals sleep in the house until he could repair the roof and until it won’t be so cold outside.

We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving us during the hurricane Gilberto.

Luis Alba & Rafa Masa

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We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for the miracle of saving our ship “Ma. Catalina” when we almost suffered shipwreck during the storm. In despair, we implored your holy name, and the storm miraculously eased off.

Gratitude from the crew of “Ma. Catalina”
Veracruz, Mexico, September 1943

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Testimony of gratitude to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving our lives and our little house from the hurricane Gilberto.

The Felix family

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After the freezing rain a tree behind my house almost hit the roof, but then came volunteers led by Yevgeny Grekov. Peter Kojin showed wonderful acrobatics while sawing off terrible branches. I thank my Guardian Angel for sending me these good people.

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My name is Dima M. I work as an engineer at the Olympic site in Sochi. I left my car in Krasnodar in the yard of my friend Katya D. Once the freezing rain occurred in Krasnodar. Katya D., with her gentle hands, cut the tree that was so heavy it was about to fall on the car. I thank my Guardian Angel and my friend for saving my car. I gave my car to Katya D. for that.

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