The writing in Spanish says: Antonio Rosales decided it was a good idea to jump off a waterfall inside a barrel. It was a bad mistake, because he broke both his legs. He gives thanks to San Francisco for his recovery.
When days are very cold I take the lambs in to my bedroom and I let them to go up in to my bed so that they heat me. Besides heat I receive gratitude because they are also very comfortable. I thank to San Francisco to have some animals so docile and affectionate.
traditional Mexican retablo painted on old tin. The writing in Spanish says: Carmen Fernandez was given a kitty as a gift, but the kitty didn´t love her, and scratched her constantly. She prayed to San Charbel and the kitty behaved so she puts this retablito giving thanks.
On 11 March I had the misfortune of falling down the mine shaft where metal was raining down and I became trapped from my waist to my feet until I was completely buried alive. As I lost consciousness I invoked the Lord Saint Francis, who brought me back to life and I give him infinite thanks. (J. Jesus Rodriguez. Charcas, San Luis Potosi, 6-1942).
"My daughter was born with a rare disease that prevents her from receiving the sun's rays, so I had to organize a night life for us. The idea was difficult for me, but, thanks to the Virgin of San Juan, we have gotten used to a paradise of moonlight. Instead of dogs we have cats and canaries. I believe that when the time comes, my daughter will find a sensitive man who does not mind living at night."
Xavier & Tony thank St Sebastian for the freedom and right to marry, live and love each other openly "like two human beings in love." 2007
o San Judas Tadeo, for having saved my marriage with Viagra. I am finally able to please my woman who was about to leave me. Thanks for saving me of this difficult and shameful situation. Sr. Tomas, Mexico, D.F. June 30, 2003