Some Photos, Merry Christmas from Cuba

Cuba Mission

Photos and descriptions by Fr. Nick Harding, OMI

Fr. Nicholas Harding, OMI, along with Fr. Roger Hallee, OMI are ministering to a small segment of the Catholic population of Cuba. Though what he is allowed to communicate through social media is limited by the Cuban government, he has been able to share some photos which give insight into the day-to-day lives of people who’ve been cut off from the Free World since Fidel Castro took over in 1959.

With his short introduction, “Some photos, Merry Christmas,” Fr. Nick has sent us photos and descriptions from the mission in Cuba.

“Some photos, Merry Christmas!”

“At the seashore in our parish at Tarara, a fisherman with Styrofoam raft.  He is one of our  a parishioners, I anointed his 37 yr-old nephew before he died of cancer.”

Looks like Fr. Nick had an opportunity to do a little fishing!

“In many homes the 5 most popular images are: Nuestra Senora de Caridad del Cobre, Nuestra Senora de Regla, St. Bárbara, San Lázaro the beggar, Nuestra Senora de la Merced.”

“The sugar cane Zafra harvest has begun. A parishioner at Barreras Our Lady of Sorrows gave cane for Christmas”

“Two girls for first communion, our church in Barreras in background.”

“First communion class just re-started”

“Shrine Nuestra Senora de Regla”

“Shrine San Lázaro the Beggar”

“6 museo Revolución near Chancery”

Merry Christmas to you too, Fr. Nick, and Fr. Roger also.