The Bryant Slides Collection
A rural memorial to Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Cuba's patron saint. The picture shows several children leaving flowers to the saint, which is believed to bring prosperity. La Virgen is a focus of popular devotion in Cuba, not just for Catholics but also for followers of Santería as well as even those who are not otherwise religious. The beloved Virgin of Charity was declared the patron saint of Cuba by the pope in 1916.
Caridad del Cobre, Virgen de la – Cuba; Cuba -- Religious life and customs; Flowers – Cuba; Our Lady of Charity -- Cuba
Cuba -- Caribbean region
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Link to Descriptive Guide
"La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre memorial" (1956). British West Indies Cuba Slides. 84.