I love going to the wrestling. The other night, I was coming back after the performance and I had to pass through a deserted alley. Suddenly a guy acred me and took my bag. I thank the Virgin of San Juan because my idol, the wrestler Aztec Warrior was passing by. He heard my scream and ran to help me. He caught the robber, so now I admire him even more.

Lolita Gallardo, Mexico City

Almost all women in our family have beards. That’s why my sister and I thought that we were going to be circus phenomenons until we retire and then we would marry weird ugly men like our aunts did. Our circus routine had a big success because besides wearing beards we were very cute and funny. But we weren’t happy. One day thank to the Virgin of San Juan we found out about depilation. We got rid of our beards and married handsome men. We do not work in circus anymore.

One night I camped on the mountain. Then some extraterrestrials appeared. First I was scared, but then I felt calm and peace. Meanwhile, the martians were running across the forest looking for plants. When they were gone, the fear came back to me and I ran out of there to the tavern in the nearest village. I thank the Virgin of San Juan for the extraterrestrials didn’t abduct me.

My bedroom was filled with rats. They used to come out at night so I was scared to go to the bathroom to not let these animals enter my bed. Since my cats are vey lazy, they didn’t hunt the rats. Thanks to my prayers to the Holy Virgin of San Juan, I got an idea to borrow my neighbor’s cat. He wiped up all rats in one night. My cats were ashamed, so now they patrol the house from time to time. And I do not have rats anymore.

I made a very delicious cake for my daughter Marcela’s commitment dinner. But unfortunately my younger children are very gluttonous, so they ate almost the entire cake. But luckily—and forgive me God!—my daughter’s fiancé got measles, which he caught from his little sister. The dinner was canceled. And I’m immensely grateful to the Virgin of San Juan because the parents of the fiancé are very stiff and haughty and I didn’t know how to deal with such an embarrassing situation.

I went to see Pancho, and on my way back I was attacked by a dog. It tried to bite my face and threw me down on the ground. I implored the Virgin of San Juan with the Lord’s Prayer because it seemed the demon himself attacked me Then the dog ran away and left me lying down. I didn’t have any scratch. Then I found out that the dog had rabies. I thanked and I promised to dedicate a retablo for delivering me from such disgrace of being beaten. Otherwise, it would’ve given me rabies. I bring this testimony of what happened to your feet. May you be blessed, Holy Virgin.

Your Petra Murillo
San Juan de los Lagos
December 8, 1955

One night I heard strange noise on the roof. I was scared that it might be thieves. I peeped out the staircase window. To my surprise, and to my fear, it were extraterrestrials. They were taking my family’s clothes. I prayed to the Virgin so that the martians wouldn’t notice me or my sleeping baby and so that my husband would come back home. I thank the Virgin of San Juan because the extraterrestrials went away without doing any harm to us. But since we were left without clothes, I had to buy new ones — and that I very much like to do.