Retablos, ex-votos & other “religulous” stuff
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Virgin, I thank you because the eagle who stole my animals dropped my piglet but it wasn’t hurt. Thank you, Virgin.

1957

Virgin, I thank you because the eagle who stole my animals dropped my piglet but it wasn’t hurt. Thank you, Virgin.

1957

Our kids got lost in the forest. We thank their angel guardian because he guided them to the house with his light. The children came back safe and sound.

Petronila and Samuel Campos, parents of the lost children.
Rosita and Mario, the lost children.

Our kids got lost in the forest. We thank their angel guardian because he guided them to the house with his light. The children came back safe and sound.

Petronila and Samuel Campos, parents of the lost children.
Rosita and Mario, the lost children.

Soila Padilla prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that her husband and her older son would stop drinking. 9 March 1949 the Virgin heard her prayers, and the son Simon got a good job and found a girlfriend. Her husband Melesio now drinks much less than before. Soila thanks for that offering the retablo to the Virgin.

Soila Padilla prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that her husband and her older son would stop drinking. 9 March 1949 the Virgin heard her prayers, and the son Simon got a good job and found a girlfriend. Her husband Melesio now drinks much less than before. Soila thanks for that offering the retablo to the Virgin.

Lucia Martinez bought a new dress and her first high heeled shoes. She dressed up and went with her little brother to the town square so that all the boys could admire her. But when she was going up the stairs one heel got stuck in the crack and she fell on her back. Lucia gives thanks for she didn’t fall on her brother, nor the dog. Although the stairs were high, Luisa didn’t hurt herself either. She only bruised her elbow. She gives special thanks because the heel didn’t break.

Lucia Martinez bought a new dress and her first high heeled shoes. She dressed up and went with her little brother to the town square so that all the boys could admire her. But when she was going up the stairs one heel got stuck in the crack and she fell on her back. Lucia gives thanks for she didn’t fall on her brother, nor the dog. Although the stairs were high, Luisa didn’t hurt herself either. She only bruised her elbow. She gives special thanks because the heel didn’t break.

May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, because we came back from the peasant war. With the slogan “Land and freedom to the people!” we defended our property that had been taken from us by bad government supported by the big landlords who got more richer while the peasant got poorer.

Elijio Crudo and Romualda Hernandez
Yautepec, Morelos, 1917

May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, because we came back from the peasant war. With the slogan “Land and freedom to the people!” we defended our property that had been taken from us by bad government supported by the big landlords who got more richer while the peasant got poorer.

Elijio Crudo and Romualda Hernandez
Yautepec, Morelos, 1917

The Ramos family had two children conjoined at the back. With great difficulty the family managed to raise enough money, and doctors are going to separate them soon. They give thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for the forthcoming surgery.

The Ramos family had two children conjoined at the back. With great difficulty the family managed to raise enough money, and doctors are going to separate them soon. They give thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for the forthcoming surgery.

One warm evening I was swimming underwater on the beach in Ixtapa, Ziuatanejo. I was admiring the beauty of the sea when suddenly a shark started to chase me. And of course I saw the devil near by it. He told the shark to attack me. But I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Zapopan and managed to save myself.

One warm evening I was swimming underwater on the beach in Ixtapa, Ziuatanejo. I was admiring the beauty of the sea when suddenly a shark started to chase me. And of course I saw the devil near by it. He told the shark to attack me. But I entrusted myself to the Virgin of Zapopan and managed to save myself.

The football team “Coyotes from Ecatepec” offers this humble retablo to the Holy Child Football Player thanking for the miracle that they won the local junior tournament.

State of Mexico

The football team “Coyotes from Ecatepec” offers this humble retablo to the Holy Child Football Player thanking for the miracle that they won the local junior tournament.

State of Mexico

Jose Robles offers this retablo to the Holy Child Doctor for helping him survive after a heart attack. He also thanks because he has people who take care of him.

Jose Robles offers this retablo to the Holy Child Doctor for helping him survive after a heart attack. He also thanks because he has people who take care of him.

I found the love in the wrestling. Thanks.

Hurricane Ramirez.

I found the love in the wrestling. Thanks.

Hurricane Ramirez.

Mother, there is your daughter, take care of her.
Daughter, there is your mother, love her.


Thank God I found my daughter who ran away after she had found that I was going to divorce her father. I didn’t think about pain I caused to her. I thought it over and I’m very sorry. Now, when I found her living on the streets, I give thanks because I saved her from the vice of drugs. I swear to take care of her and to give her love and affection as she deserves. I realized that motherhood is a blessing but also a responsibility.

M. G. P.
Mexico, 8 March 2004

Mother, there is your daughter, take care of her.
Daughter, there is your mother, love her.


Thank God I found my daughter who ran away after she had found that I was going to divorce her father. I didn’t think about pain I caused to her. I thought it over and I’m very sorry. Now, when I found her living on the streets, I give thanks because I saved her from the vice of drugs. I swear to take care of her and to give her love and affection as she deserves. I realized that motherhood is a blessing but also a responsibility.

M. G. P.
Mexico, 8 March 2004

I thank my Virgin of Toluca because not a long time ago I was unhappy working in a bank with a very small salary. But then I won the lottery, and now I’m having a real blast with my chicks. And I go in the bank every day to take more money.

I thank my Virgin of Toluca because not a long time ago I was unhappy working in a bank with a very small salary. But then I won the lottery, and now I’m having a real blast with my chicks. And I go in the bank every day to take more money.

Alberto Camacho became a widower. It hadn’t been a year when he got married again. But then his late first wife started to appear in the bedroom by nights. Alberto was scared and he prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that she would make her soul rest in peace. The Virgin decided to help him, and the wife’s ghost never turned back again.

Lagos de Moreno, 16 July 1972

Alberto Camacho became a widower. It hadn’t been a year when he got married again. But then his late first wife started to appear in the bedroom by nights. Alberto was scared and he prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that she would make her soul rest in peace. The Virgin decided to help him, and the wife’s ghost never turned back again.

Lagos de Moreno, 16 July 1972