Antonia Begs Our Lady for a Boy

The shrine to Our Lady of Charity sat housed in a basilica in the church that sat on top of a hill. With greenery on every side, it appeared transparent, as if at any moment it could merge with the ocean, beautifully resplendent and serene. The shrine, situated at four …

The Genesis of Cubana Linda (Beautiful Cuban Woman).

A slave 1791 revolt in Sainte Domingue, (later given the Taino name of Haiti), motivated 33,000 entrepreneurial French to seek refuge in Cuba, about 60 miles away. Their presence increased the agricultural revolution on the island, particularly in easternmost area of Santiago de Cuba. Alejandrina is the daughter of one …