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La Virgen de Juquila

By John Todd, Jr.

La Virgen de Juquila
Oración a la Virgen de Juquila, Oaxaca para los Casos Dificiles
Madre Querida, Virgen de Juquila, Virgen de Nuestra Esperanza, te pido perdón por mis pecados porque son muchos, tuya es Nuestra Vida, cuídanos de todo mal, si en este mundo de injusticias, de miseria y pecado ves que nuestra vida se turba, no nos abandones.

Madre Querida, Protege a los Peregrinos, Acompáñalos por todos los caminos, Vela por los Pobres sin sustento, y el Pan que les quitan, Retribúyeselos.

Acompáñenos en toda nuestra Vida de Pecado y Libéranos de todo tipo de Pecado. Amén

Pedir su petición y rece 9 Aves Marías, rece 9 días esta oración, encendiendo una vela blanca cada día y publíquela al 9o. día se cumplirá aunque usted no lo crea.

Doy Gracias a la Virgen de Juquila por los favores recibidos.
Scapulario to the Virgin of Juquila
Prayer to the Virgin of Juquila for Difficult Cases
Beloved Mother, Virgin of Juquila, virgin of our hope, please forgive me of my sins for they are many, yours is our life, deliver us from all evil in this world of injustices, sin, and misery and you see that our life is disturbed, do not leave us.

Our Dear Mother, protects the pilgrims, be with us as we go along our pathways, care for the poor who have nothing, and return the bread that has been taken from them.

Accompany us in all our life of sin, and free us of all type of sin. Amen

Say this prayer and say 9 Ave Marías, pray this prayer for 9 days, lighting a white candle every day and publish it on the 9th day. Your wish will be granted although you don´t believe it.

I give thanks to the Virgin of Juquila for the favors received.

La Virgen de Juquila
Oración a la Virgen de Juquila, Oaxaca para los Casos Dificiles
Madre Querida, Virgen de Juquila, Virgen de Nuestra Esperanza, te pido perdón por mis pecados porque son muchos, tuya es Nuestra Vida, cuídanos de todo mal, si en este mundo de injusticias, de miseria y pecado ves que nuestra vida se turba, no nos abandones.

Madre Querida, Protege a los Peregrinos, Acompáñalos por todos los caminos, Vela por los Pobres sin sustento, y el Pan que les quitan, Retribúyeselos.

Acompáñenos en toda nuestra Vida de Pecado y Libéranos de todo tipo de Pecado. Amén

Pedir su petición y rece 9 Aves Marías, rece 9 días esta oración, encendiendo una vela blanca cada día y publíquela al 9o. día se cumplirá aunque usted no lo crea.

Doy Gracias a la Virgen de Juquila por los favores recibidos.

Your Stories the Miracles of the Virgen of Juquila

Here are some of my own miracles.

Saved from an Ammonia Truck Explosion
You never know what a rosary hanging from the rearview mirror of your car, and I often wondered why you see a lot of them in Mexico.

When I was in Juquila, my wish was for the Virgen to just show me the way I needed to go in my life.

Just before we left I purchased a black rosary in the market next to the church. One of my friends helped me to hang in the right place.

Then several months later, we were in Mexico City, and driving back to Veracruz at night. Enrique was driving looking for the way to the toll road to Puebla, and we got lost on some side streets for about 15 minutes. Because we were tired and irritable and wanted to get home, we gave Enrique a hard time about not paying attention to the street signs.

Finally, we found the Calzada Tlalpan, and found the toll road. At the toll station we paid the toll, and settled in for the 5 hour drive back to Veracruz.

However, just ahead, at the first turnaround on the toll road, there were people up ahead motioning for traffic to turn around and go back. The road was closed!

I rolled down the window, and asked one of the men why the road was closed. He said about 15 minutes ago, an ammonia truck had turned over and it was impossible to pass. There were also people hurt.

I wondered why they had collected the highway toll, if the authorities knew about the road being closed?

When we got back to the toll house, there was chaos with the traffic. Big 18 wheelers were trying to make U-Turns along with about a mile of traffic behind them trying to do the same thing. And ambulances with lights and sirens were also trying to get through the mayhem.

Then I realized that the authorities had just gotten the news about the accident, too! We must have missed the accident by about 15 minutes! And those were the 15 minutes we had gotten lost in Mexico City!

After the detours, we finally got home to Veracruz around 4AM. Later that day, our group of friends got together again. On the news early that morning there was news about the ammonia truck accident. The toll road to Puebla was finally reopened again at 6AM. There were also 40 people injured from the ammonia fumes and had to be hospitalized. We really felt fortunate, and were grateful that Enrique had gotten lost in Mexico City during those 15 minutes.

I attribute my rosary of the Virgen de Juquila to keeping me safe on my own pathways.

Saved from a Hurricane
September along the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico is a time for hurricanes. Sometimes, they hit quickly and sometimes they wander around for a couple of days and you don´t know what they are going to do. Sometimes, these "wandering" hurricanes all of a sudden make up their minds and go inland.

One September, I had to make the two day drive back to the States, and a "wandering" hurricane had been slowly building up. It wasn´t a big one, but could be full of rain that can suddenly open potholes on the highways in Northern Veracruz or even wash out a bridge.

I had waited for several days, and decided to make the run from Veracruz to around Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas. My car seemed to be in good working order, so the early the next day, after checking the weather, I headed north. The "wandering" hurricane was just offshore, about halfway between Tuxpan and Tampico, about a two hour run.

The trip was uneventful and smooth and I was right on schedule. That is, until I got to the Papantla bypass. I found my car would low power when I pushed down on the accelerator! Not a good sign. I soon found that I couldn´t pass any cars, and just before Alamo, Veracruz on the Tuxpan bypass, I decided I´d have to find a mechanic.

In Alamo, there are a number of shade tree mechanic shops, and I stopped at the cleanest one, an electrical shop. The mechanic did some checks and found the catalytic converter was stopped up. And, there were no catalytic converters in town. The simple, but illegal solution in the States, is to cut out the bad converter and run a straight tube. It wasn´t illegal in Mexico, so that was the quickest and cheapest solution.

I was on my way again, but I was about 3 hours behind schedule. Mentally I calculated that I wouldn´t make it to Valle Hermoso before nightfall. The important thing is that I was on the road again.

About an hour before arriving at the high bridge in Tampico, it started clouding up, but there was no wind. Just south of Tampico, in Tampico el Alto, it started sprinkling, but I didn´t think much about it. When I got to the toll bridge over the Pánuco River into Tampico, I noticed the windows at the toll house office were taped in criss crosses as if they were prepared for high winds.

The sun started coming out and the weather cleared as I drove down the high bridge into Tampico. Then I noticed people some tree branches in the streets, and people were out looking at them. Then I noticed the stop lights weren´t working. Then I realized the hurricane must have passed through. The power was out in Tampico! The hurricane had just passed through Tampico.

Then on the drive to Estación Manuel, I noticed the power poles were tilted on both sides of the road! That meant that the eye of the hurricane had passed down the same route I was taking!

And, if I had been here 3 hours before, I would have been in the middle of high winds and torrential rains! I had been saved from a hurricane!

That night, at the motel in Soto La Marina, on the TV news they talked about high winds and heavy rains hitting Cd. Victoria. And once again I felt fortunate that I had been saved from trouble on the highway. It must have been the rosary hanging from the rearview mirror of my car.

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