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The statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe in Maria Cardena’s living room in the central California city of Fresno appears to weeping, and she thinks it’s a miracle.

Joe Ybarra reports for KFSN:

A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno appears to be weeping. The family who owns the statue calls it a miracle and said it’s been happening for a while.

To the faithful, Maria Cardenas said the statue of the Virgin Mary is a blessing. Tears seem to well up in her right eye and stream down her face to her chin.

Cardenas said it’s beautiful the way she looks right now. Every tear, she said, is nothing short of a miracle. So she collects them in a glass and shares them with those who find their way to this home. [Mas…]


¡K milagro! A miracle! After New Mexican Paula Osuna’s fiancé Sikey Benavidez rubbed holy dirt on her bruised toe, the face of Jesus Christ appeared! KRQE News 13 reports.

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virgen_de_guadalupe_tattoo_by_srhiena-d5b99mpYou know you’ve heard the story before. A grandmother in a faraway place has found La Virgen on her tortilla or her window or her ceiling or wherever it is that she found her.

Don’t pretend like you haven’t looked for things shaped like La Virgen before! It’s all a part of our culture, but because it’s also a recurring and hilarious part, we wanted to round up the list for you.

  1. A Tortilla – This is one of the most common ones, close second to Jesus on a piece of toast.
  2. A Tree – I wrote about this one when I was a reporter on the border, but I’m not the only one. [Mas…]

Tomorrow is the Feast Day of La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Empress of Latin America, celebrated every December 12.

La Virgen has consistently helped POCHO break the ñews – with stories that included Nuestra Señora:


The signature foods of Chanukah, which begins tonight, are potato latkes — as prepared by Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis — and sufganiyot, Israeli-style donuts. Both foods, tu sabes, are fried in oil, commemorating the milagro at the heart of the Chanukah story.

Which is why, two years ago, before we thought of Mexican Turducken-style gag dishes we could attribute to Rick Bayless, Mexikosher chef (and Chopped winner) Katsuji Tanabe created a nopales and kosher carnitas burrito stuffed inside a donut/sufganiyot. Really.


It’s across the street from St. John’s Cathedral in Fresno, CA. Maria Ybarra thinks it manifests a Godly miracle, dripping Holy Water from Heaven. A local tree expert says it’s aphid poop. The Archdiocese has no comment.

Oxnard man says ‘Hand of God’ saved family from salsa poisoning

by Comic Saenz April 24, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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(PNS reporting from OXNARD, CA) Sam Fuentes is certain he and his kids would be dead today if God hadn’t intervened. “The Lord Almighty — with a strong hand and an outstretched arm — saved us from the Grim Reaper, that’s for sure!” the Del Norte businessman and father of two told PNS. “That salsa coulda […]

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Hypochondriac uncle discovers amazing Internet cure — cactus juice

by Elise Valderrama December 18, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDITA) Arturo Marengo has discovered the secret to youth, longevity, perfect health and fitness, again. After spending last Wednesday on WebonMD trying to diagnose the dull ache in his left index finger, Marengo stumbled across an ad for Nopalea Cactus Juice and Health Supplement. Though in his mid 30s, Marengo, a […]

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POCHO thanks La Virgen de Guadalupe for helping us break the ñews

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2012 Cultura
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Today is the Feast Day of La Virgen de Guadalupe, the Empress of Latin America, celebrated every December 12. La Virgen has consistently helped POCHO break the ñews. Here are a few of our favorite stories that included Nuestra Señora: Religious figures slam Guadalupe as ‘miraculous appearance hog’ Pocho Ocho ways for a sinner like […]

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Spanish art-restoring abuelita expert makes her mark at La Basilica

by Lalo Alcaraz September 24, 2012 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Famed Spanish art-restoring abuelita Cecilia Gimenez has decided to visit La Basilica here, which houses the famed image of La Virgen de Guadalupe. The fading portrait miraculously appeared on Aztec Indian Juan Diego’s robe 500 years ago. The image needed some touching up, said Gimenez, who waited until the Basilica […]

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