THE VIRGIN LOVE GODDESS

The-virgen-love-goddessLa virgencita Ochún is [n]either the [m]other of all Cubans [n]or the bleached Virgin. But she does remain one of the most important icon for Cuba, characterizing the hopes and aspiration of all Cubans.  To gaze upon La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Cuba’s patron saint in a genuinely Cuban way is to transcend the narrow rationalism and doctrinaire empiricism of the secularist mind-set.  To reflect on the meaning of Cuba’s patron saint is for Cubans to open themselves to the deeper ramifications of Her message, as their minds sort through a system of operations that engender structures of commonalities and divergences represented through language.

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