It is up to us, like St. Kitts, to serve our people

Por: Yandry Fernández Perdomo

In the light of the biblical readings of the Liturgy of the Word, Msgr. Polcari meant the life of St Kitts as a visible presence of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross.
“In his sufferings, in his death, he was recognizing the passion of his Lord and Savior, the one for whom he had left great things. What pride to suffer and die for proclaiming faith in Christ by being his true disciples,” he said in his homily.
Subsequently, the author of the book “History of the Catholic Church in Cuba” took a historical tour of the origins of Havana and recalled some events that have marked the Cuban capital: “We had the privilege of being the seat of the first university of Cuba and the Colegio Seminario San Carlos y San Ambrosio”.
In turn, he recounted those figures who honored the city with his life and testimony, among them highlighted the musician Esteban Salas, the priest José Agustín y Caballero; Professor Joseph of Light and Knight; Dr. Thomas Romay; God’s venerable servant, Pbro. Felix Varela; the National Hero, José Martí, and others closer in time such as the dancer Alicia Alonso and the endearing historian Eusebio Leal Spengler.
Finally, Msgr. Polcari gave a message of hope to the Havana people: “We are full of uncertainties, of many challenges that sometimes seem insurmountable to us, but I believe that there is in us men and women of faith in Jesus Christ, a will to continue to accompany this people of Havana. It is up to us, like St Kitts, to serve our people (…) the immense treasure of faith to look to the future.”
Throughout the day hundreds of people came to venerate in this capital the image of their patron saint, a popular tradition that has been maintained since the beginning of its foundation, in 1519, to the present day.

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