08 September 2007

And I almost Forgot...

Whether you call her La Virgensita. La Santisima, Nuestra Senora de la Caridad, Cachita-because only Cubans would have a nickname for their patron saint- or Ochun, today is her day.


And I got me one of those big old candles with her likeness on it and I'm going to light it right now and join the millions of Cubans that today pray that, just like she saved those three Cubans from the storm so long ago, that she protect our island during the looming tempest. And that once the clouds begin to clear that the light of freedom shines brightly to every corner of our enslaved island.

4 comments:

rsnlk said...

I forgot, and I already have the "Gran Poder" burning. But I've been thinking about the same thing in reference to the Caridad. Wouldn't it be something, if the "celebrations" of fifo's death, if they get around to anouncing it before we're dead, included a prayer vigil for the people on the island?

El Gusano said...

I think that is already in the works as well as huge memorial mass for all his victims.

rsnlk said...

Most Excellent. Thanks for the info.

Vana said...

Gusano:

Where has Cachita been for 48 years? I feel she has abandoned us, if only she would stop turning her back, and finally turn around and see her desperate country at her feet and feel pity for us, I pray for that every day, I pray for Cachita to open her eyes.