Havana, Cuba, Nov 23, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Thanks to assistance provided by Aid to the Church in Need, the Bishops in Cuba are now evangelizing the country using small comic books on the lives of Fr. Felix Varela and Our Lady of Charity.
ACN financed the printing of 80,000 copies of the comic book, “Father Felix Varela, the Cuban Saint,” which is being distributed among young people in order to introduce them to “one of the most important men from Cuba.”
The life of Fr. Varela is narrated in the color booklet along with direct quotes and explanations on the life and work of the priest, who Cuban writer Jose Marti called, “the Cuban saint” and the “total patriot.”
The Secretariat of the Bishops Conference of Cuba said the life of Fr. Varela was chosen for the comic book because his example and his teaching represent the best of Cubans and their faith and helped to found and nourish “love of country and the practice of virtue.”