Our Lady of Cobre will be honored on Sept. 7 at St. Rita Church

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)

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy of Cobre with Mass at 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 at St. Rita Church, 8709 Preston Highway.

Father J. Mark Spalding, vicar general of the archdiocese, will preside. Our Lady of Cobre, also known as Our Lady of Charity, is the patroness of Cuba. She was declared the patroness by Pope Benedict XV in 1916.

For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 471-2146.

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