Today is the feast of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, patron of Cuba. Our Lady of Charity has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From my archives, here's an article I wrote a few years ago for U.S. Catholic Magazine, a reflection on this particular image of Mother Mary.
This year, September 8 also marks the day that my daughter Michelle and her husband Conor arrive at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port where they will begin walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across northern Spain.
I will be writing more on that later, but for now, would you please keep the pilgrim couple in your prayers?