Retablos, ex-votos & other “religulous” stuff
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San Sebastian, I offer you this retablo, because Veronica agreed to live with me. We thank to you for our happiness. Now we can live without hiding our relationship.

Silvia
Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico
February 14, 1987

San Sebastian, I offer you this retablo, because Veronica agreed to live with me. We thank to you for our happiness. Now we can live without hiding our relationship.

Silvia
Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico
February 14, 1987

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because I managed to stop taking drugs and I returned home to my parents, whom I love so much. I dedicate this retablo thanking you for helping me to get rid this bad habit. 

Andres Torres
May 11, 1990 
Tacubaya, Mexico

I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe because I managed to stop taking drugs and I returned home to my parents, whom I love so much. I dedicate this retablo thanking you for helping me to get rid this bad habit.

Andres Torres
May 11, 1990 
Tacubaya, Mexico

On the my son Raul’s birthday party his older brother Luis climbed on a tree in the garden to fix piñata. He fell down and hit his head on the rocks. I saw him unconscious and wounded and I entrusted him to the Holy Virgin of Zapopan. Thanks to the Virgin the boy got better, didn’t lose his sight and didn’t became fool. I offer this retablo to the Saint Patroness.

On the my son Raul’s birthday party his older brother Luis climbed on a tree in the garden to fix piñata. He fell down and hit his head on the rocks. I saw him unconscious and wounded and I entrusted him to the Holy Virgin of Zapopan. Thanks to the Virgin the boy got better, didn’t lose his sight and didn’t became fool. I offer this retablo to the Saint Patroness.

When I returned home after a trip, I found a vampire sleeping in my bed. This monster even used my pink sheets. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan, because I was so angry that I had no fear at all. I grabbed a crucifix from the wall and came close to the vampire. The monster got scared, he ran away and never came back.

When I returned home after a trip, I found a vampire sleeping in my bed. This monster even used my pink sheets. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan, because I was so angry that I had no fear at all. I grabbed a crucifix from the wall and came close to the vampire. The monster got scared, he ran away and never came back.

Yolanda gives thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for finding a job as a prostitute here, in La Merced, Mexico. Look after me, so I could send some money to my parents in Pachuca, Hidalgo.

September 12, 1980

Yolanda gives thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe for finding a job as a prostitute here, in La Merced, Mexico. Look after me, so I could send some money to my parents in Pachuca, Hidalgo.

September 12, 1980

Felipe R. decided to kill himself because nobody understood him. He threw himself into the lake. But one guy saved him. It was a great miracle of the Virgin of San Juan, because this guy became to Felipe love of his life. Felipe gives thanks with this retablo.

July 21, 1959

Felipe R. decided to kill himself because nobody understood him. He threw himself into the lake. But one guy saved him. It was a great miracle of the Virgin of San Juan, because this guy became to Felipe love of his life. Felipe gives thanks with this retablo.

July 21, 1959

Toño Perez thanks the Virgin for being gay and happy. Viva homosexuality!

Mexico, November 21, 2009

Toño Perez thanks the Virgin for being gay and happy. Viva homosexuality!

Mexico, November 21, 2009

When Timoteo Perez was gathering the maguey sap, he found himself in serious danger, because an UFO was going to abduct him. He prayed the Virgin of the Solitude and didn’t get hurt. He only pissed his pants out of fear.

When Timoteo Perez was gathering the maguey sap, he found himself in serious danger, because an UFO was going to abduct him. He prayed the Virgin of the Solitude and didn’t get hurt. He only pissed his pants out of fear.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha for the miracle that my wife came through the surgery for a cancer tumor very well.

Silvestre Gonzalez
Zacatecas, April 24, 1977

From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Holy Child of Atocha for the miracle that my wife came through the surgery for a cancer tumor very well.

Silvestre Gonzalez
Zacatecas, April 24, 1977

Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for giving them the opportunity to cross the wall and to make their dreams of the family reunion and surviving together in California come true. It’s “chilango” who asked you to protect them.

Mexico City
December 2009

Notes:The Border Fence

Sign: “God lives without borders.”

Chilango is a Mexican slang demonym for residents of Mexico City.

Thank you, Virgin of Guadalupe, for giving them the opportunity to cross the wall and to make their dreams of the family reunion and surviving together in California come true. It’s “chilango” who asked you to protect them.

Mexico City
December 2009


Notes:
The Border Fence

Sign: “God lives without borders.”

Chilango is a Mexican slang demonym for residents of Mexico City.

Virgin of San Juan, thank you for all your favors. We went to celebrate the Town Day. We visited the church, and after we decided to have some snacks. My little girl carelessly ran to see the firework bull, and one of the petard hit her in the face. Her cheek was badly injured and cut. I took my girl to bandage her face. I was scared that she’d going to die. But thanks to Saint Jude {?) everything ended well.

Apolonia Gomez
Morelia, Michoacan, 1973

Virgin of San Juan, thank you for all your favors. We went to celebrate the Town Day. We visited the church, and after we decided to have some snacks. My little girl carelessly ran to see the firework bull, and one of the petard hit her in the face. Her cheek was badly injured and cut. I took my girl to bandage her face. I was scared that she’d going to die. But thanks to Saint Jude {?) everything ended well.

Apolonia Gomez
Morelia, Michoacan, 1973

Jesus Malverde, we thank you for your protection. We passed over an hour in a hard confrontation. But when we almost ran out of bullets, we managed to escape safe and unharmed, with the goods.

Pablo Aurilla
Coahuila, 2–22–75

Jesus Malverde, we thank you for your protection. We passed over an hour in a hard confrontation. But when we almost ran out of bullets, we managed to escape safe and unharmed, with the goods.

Pablo Aurilla
Coahuila, 2–22–75

When Adelaida Fernandez was coming back from the market, she was hit by the baker on the bike. The hit was so hard that she flew up in the air. She thanks the Virgin of San Juan because miraculously she fell on the lawn and didn’t get injured and only had some bumps.

March 9, 1968

When Adelaida Fernandez was coming back from the market, she was hit by the baker on the bike. The hit was so hard that she flew up in the air. She thanks the Virgin of San Juan because miraculously she fell on the lawn and didn’t get injured and only had some bumps.

March 9, 1968