Celebration of Our Lady of Cobre to be Sept. 9

Pope Benedict XVI prayed in front of a replica of the statue of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre at the seminary of St. Basil the Great in El Cobre, Cuba, during his visit last March. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano)

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy of Cobre on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at St. Rita Church, 8709 Preston Highway. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside at the Mass.

Our Lady of Cobre, also known as Our Lady of Charity, was declared the patroness of Cuba by Pope Benedict XV in 1916 and solemnly crowned in the Eucharistic Congress held in Santiago de Cuba in 1936.

For more information about the celebration, call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 636-0296, ext. 1245.

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