Sunday, June 26, 2016

This sign on the wall of the refectory of the convent of the Santuario y Museo Santa Maria Bernarda, Cartagena, Colombia, sums up the remarkable Catholic disposition of the people of Cartagena who all work to get by but with large hearts of Christian love. The street vendors and the taxi drivers all have faith in Jesus Christ and radiate his love and generosity.

They give more than they take! That's Catholic!

The walled city of Cartagena is home to the Basilica of Saint Peter Claver, the Apostle of the Slaves.
I said Mass daily on the high altar (on his sarcophagus). The Jesuits there were most accommodating, and the elderly Father Trulio (translator of the cause of canonization) obtained a first class relic for me of the Saint!

Plinthos reading the gospel at Mass on the tomb of "The Slave of the 'Ethiopians.'"
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