"Rancho Palencia, San Diego de la
Unión, Guanajuato. January 11, 1986. On this date I
dedicate the present retablo to the Virgin of San Juan for the clear
miracle she granted on the date of June 5, 1986. Re-emigrating to
the United States with three friends, the water we were carrying ran
out. Traveling in such great heat and with such thirst, and without
hope of drinking even a little water, we invoked the Virgin of San
Juan and were able to arrive at our destination and return to our
homeland in health. In eternal gratitude to the Virgin of San Juan
de los Lagos from the place where you find Braulio Barrientos."
Retablo of Braulio Barrientos. 1986. Oil on metal. Dimensions
||Source: Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massay, Miracles
on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States.
of Arizona Press, 1995. xvi, 216 pp. Cloth, $52.00,
ISBN 0816514712. Paper, $25.95, ISBN 0816514976), 135.