Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Catholic Word of the Day: COBRE, 11-19-12
CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-19-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:22:27 AM PST by Salvation

Featured Term (selected at random):

COBRE

A Cuban shrine of Our Lady of Charity. According to legend, a small statue of Mary and her Child was brought from Spain by an officer who accompanied Columbus on his second American voyage and who gave it to a native pagan cheiftain. but when the crew came to claim it, both the chief and the statue had disappeared into a nearby swamp. the statue was later recovered, mysteriously floating on a wooden plank. At a later date the statue of the Madonna was on its way to Santiago de Cuba but accidentally arrived at Cobre, where a child told them that Mary had said she wanted it to be. Until the Communist takeover, Cobre was a famous place of pilgrimage with thousands of visitors, especially on December 8. Our Lady of Charity of Cobre is considered the patroness of Cuba.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: blessedvirginmary; catholic
A new fact for me.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:22:35 AM PST by Salvation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All

2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:32:46 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper; Allegra; BlackVeil; Straight Vermonter; Cronos; SumProVita; AnAmericanMother; ...

Catholic Word of the Day Ping!

 

Alumbrados

Motive

Light

Arca

Altotting (shrine)

Agony in the Garden

Canterbury Cathedral

Spiritual Father

Nihil ex Nihilo

Abbess

Daydreams

Lutherans

Celebret

Indult

Right of Sanctuary

Lay Sisters

Station

Incentive

Laetare Sunday

Necessary Cause

Pusillanimity

Hyssop

Deontologism

Ephraim

Humiliati

Trinity Sunday

Cobre

 

 

 

If you aren’t on this Catholic Word of the Day Ping list and would like to be, please send me a FReepmail.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:35:57 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson