This first Sunday of advent the members of the community of Sant’Egidio in Cuba celebrated the Third World Day of the Poor with a mass in the Church of Our Lady of Monserrate, which was presided over by Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez, Archbishop of Havana.
The Holder of the Archdiocese commented during his homily that no one is poor in this world because we are all children of the richest God: a God of love, life, and forgiveness. “He doesn’t want us to keep the wealth we have, he wants us to share what he gave us,” he added.
After the Eucharist, a cultural gala was held at the legendary Teatro América, where different amateur and professional artists participated who, among popular songs and dances, left behind the message of love for others and helps the most excluded from society.
Activities in the archdiocese for this Day will continue at Christmas, when on December 25, at 11 a.m., Christmas lunches are held for those most in need, at the headquarters of the community of Sant’Egidio, located in Old Havana and the Church of Monserrate, in the popular capital street of Galiano.
This Third World Day of the Poor, launched on 17 November by Pope Francis, promotes activities for the homeless and homeless.