St. Jude Day in Santiago de Cuba

St. Jude Thaddeus at the Santiago de Cuba cathedral.
St. Jude Thaddeus at the Santiago de Cuba cathedral.

Photo Feature by Janis Hernandez

HAVANA TIMES — One of the days when the religiosity of Cubans is most evident is on October 28, which is dedicated to St. Jude Thaddeus, an apostle of Jesus Christ. Considered the attorney of impossible causes, he is one of the most beloved Catholic saints.

Judas is a Hebrew word meaning: praise be to God. Tadeo means: brave to proclaim their faith.

On Monday afternoon the cathedral of Santiago de Cuba, welcomed hundreds of parishioners and lay visitors.

The cathedral still shows sequels of Hurricane Sandy making the usual pilgrimage to the atrium not possible.

However we witnessed a beautiful Mass, accompanied by prayers and vows. This photo feature contains some moments of the worship.

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Janis Hernández

Janis Hernandez: I don’t seek to change the world, much less give recipes on how it should or shouldn’t be. I don’t have the gift of oratory or that of the letters. I’m not an analyst or a philosopher. I am just an observer of the things that happen around me and I feel obligated to speak about my country without a muzzle, just write and that’s what I do in my diary.

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