Saint Lazarus

In Cuba, the festival of Saint Lazarus on December 17 is commemorated by a pilgrimage to the chapel of El Rincón, outside Havana, which houses an icon of the saint.

According to John’s gospel, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and Lazarus in turn is believed to have miraculous powers. For Cubans, it is their sense of spirituality that has sustained them throughout their history, and which gives them solace as they embark on an uncertain future. 

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Cuba on the Verge – An Island in Transition

This anthology showcases the work of 30 leading Cuban and American writers and photographers, and offers an insight into life in Cuba today. The images and essays are linked to central themes, including Afro-Cuban culture, music, architecture, sexuality, Santería, rural life, and the role of Cuban women.

Bulfinch Press, New York
Introduction by William Kennedy
Epilogue by Arthur Miller
220 pp
28 x 31.5 cm
Hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN: 0-8212-2802-1
Publication date: 2003