ORFEÓN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA DE PUERTO RICO Y CORO EXAUDI SÁBADO 4 DE ABRIL A LAS 6:00 P.M. EN LA BASÍLICA

 

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Minor Large Church of Saint Francis Of Asis´s Convent

It is located in the historic center of Havana, nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The square, allowing access to the site is considered one of the top three in Havana due to its age, is so named for having built a Franciscan friary whose construction was completed in 1591

after being launched in 1574. In the area there are the building Lonja del Comercio, the cruise terminal, restaurants, cafes and other facilities both recreational and government.

St. Francis of Assisi spent, by choice, to live in the strictest observance of poverty and the Gospels. Its existence was austere and simple religious. In Letter to the Faithful, San Francisco advises: ... must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be above others, but on the contrary must, live as servants ... recommendation that has not gone for those, preserving the recollection of the cloister, delivers the best of sacred art brought and produced in Cuba.

The Franciscan order founded by him, settled early in Cuba and around the sixteenth century, very close to the coast of the then Village of San Cristobal de La Habana, a convent was erected with the saint's name.

What makes the reference from 1575 Blessed is of Italian origin in the vocabulary of the habaneros.

The ancient walls of the cloister hosting several areas: galleries, the White Hall, the Theatre Hall of the Third Order, the Garden Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Concert Hall.
History

Among the Cuban Catholic churches, the temple of what was once the church of St. Francis of Assisi has a peculiar history. The old Cathedral of Havana was where today is the Palace of the Captains or Palace of the Governors. When that church was decided to tear down and move to another temple cathedral was the church of St. Francis of Assisi, by its size and beauty, to receive the honor.

Before the move to the Cathedral, the British attacked and taken to Havana. Among the many things that occurred during the eleven months he was in Havana under the rule of England two events occurred which seriously affected the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

The Bishop of Havana never have good relations with the British, ending prisoner. And the other fact was that the British chose this church to practice their religion.

Such was the case as soon as the British were in Cuba, Bishop of Havana said the Church of San Francisco de Asis desecrated and that building could not again be a Catholic church. The cathedral was eventually moved to the small church of the Jesuits, who have a convent which is a castle, where even is. And the Church of St. Francis of Assisi we see here happened to be used for various applications, including customs port for many years, but was never church.

         

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