The Society of Jesus has set out to accompany in a tangible way the Jubilee that the Church lives in Cuba, on the occasion of the 500 years of the founding of San Cristobal de la Habana, capital of the Cuban nation. For this purpose, a series of commemorative activities has been organized at the Loyola Reina Center, including a cycle of conferences on: “Presence and Work of the Catholic Church in the 500 years of Havana.” The cycle was inaugurated on Tuesday, September 17 with a masterful presentation on Havana, offered by the city’s historian, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler.
In other words, the Catholic writer Roberto Méndez, who served as presenter, “Eusebio Leal is one of those intellectuals who comes down from his cognitive pedestal to walk with his people, and that love of the simple finds a reciprocal retribution in the streets of his beloved Havana”. The Loyola Centers are an initiative of the Society of Jesus put at the service of citizens and the ecclesial community in response to the challenges that Cuban society and the Church pose to the Jesuits, especially in the field of complementary education.
The following conference, scheduled by the Loyola Reina Center, will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 PM, entitled “Colonial Havana: Church and Slavery”, whose speakers will be Dr. Mercedes García and Brother Jesús Bayo, FMS.