Our Lady of Cobre celebration planned Sept. 9 at St. Bartholomew

A painting of the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre is seen in a museum at the cathedral in Santiago de Cuba. This image of Mary is celebrated by Cubans everywhere. It can be seen at home altars, on the dashboards of taxis and on prayer cards. (CNS file photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

A painting of the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre is seen in a museum at the cathedral in Santiago de Cuba.  (CNS file photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will celebrate a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Cobre’s feast day Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 2042 Buechel Bank Road.

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, Cuba, in 1936, according to a statement from the celebration organizers.

For more information about the celebration, contact the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 471-2146.

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