Celebration of Fr. Felix Varela

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Celebration of Fr. Felix Varela

Time: November 20, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Church of the Transfiguration
Street: 29 Mott Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.cubanculturalcente…
Phone: 9178599025
Event Type: commemoration
Organized By: John McAuliff
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2018

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Father Felix Varela was greatly appreciated as the advocate of Irish immigrants in New York from the 1830s to 1850s, including the famine period.  He was exiled from Cuba because of his advocacy of independence, abolition of slavery and equal education of women.  Introduced to Gaelic by his first teacher, an Irish priest, the became fluent.

The celebration of his life will be led by Bishop Osvaldo Cisneros, of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

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