Publicado el 09-08-2012
The Rallying Power
of Our Lady of Charity
Although DIARIO LAS AMERICAS already has commented editorially the celebration on September 8th of the four hundredth anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Charity in the Bay of Nipe, Cuba, it is not exaggerated in any way to insist on this topic that has spiritually mobilized the Cuban exile to honor these four hundred years of having in their hearts and minds all that which Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre represents.
Never will enough be said about what justifies the mobilization of public opinion and religious spirit that is taking place in and outside Cuba in honor of this supreme spiritual and religious symbol that is Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, during these four hundred years.
It is honoring for the Cubans in exile, wherever they might be, the way in which they are honoring Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre on the occasion of these four hundred years of representing so much for the Cuban people and also for other peoples around the world that worship the Most Holy Virgin under any of her invocations.
Thus, it is not exaggerated to emphasize the spiritually symbolic way in which Miami’s metropolitan area, to only mention one case, has celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Charity floating on the waters of the huge Bay of Nipe.
It consolidates the value of Cuban spirituality the wonderful and very symbolic way, and more than symbolic also real, in which the four hundredth anniversary has been celebrated of the apparition of that small great image. Small in the physical and great, extremely great, in all its religious value as the mother of Jesus Christ. And the Cubans also consider her as their mother.
It is a significant spiritual reality the fact that people of other nationalities have joined the Cubans in Miami for this celebration.
In future years it will always be remembered what this fourth centennial has been as a splendid testimony, spiritually boundless, of the apparition of Our Lady of Charity in Cuban waters. In the hearts of an immense number of Cubans, as well as in their minds, there is cry of love to the Virgin saying: Our Lady of Charity, save your people.