Padre Félix Varela y Morales


A  Cuban Catholic priest who loved his country and became an Apostle for Immigrants in New York


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O God, in Your loving Providence, You called Félix Varela to be an Apostle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Grant me the Grace to imitate his virtues and fulfill my duties faithfully. I promise to obey the Commandments and to practice the Supreme Law of Love.   Give me spiritual strength to resist the temptation to sin and to overcome the difficulties of life with dignity and integrity.

Make me an instrument of your love, in order to bring consolation to those who suffer, to teach those who do not know, and to promote the cause of Truth, Justice, and Peace. I beg you to glorify your servant, Félix Varela,  through his intercession, to grant me this special favor:

    (Here mention your particular request)

I humbly ask this of you through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.   AMEN.

(Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory---three times)

(In accordance with the decree of Pope Urban VII we declare that we have no intention of anticipating the judgment of the Church on the beatification of the Servant of God. This prayer is not for public but for private use.)

(Request the Novena al Siervo de Dios at the following site: www.pfvarela.org/prayer.htm)


Oh Dios, que en tu amorosa providencia llamaste a tu Siervo Félix Varela a ser un apóstol del Evangelio de Jesucristo, concédeme la gracia de imitar sus virtudes y cumplir fielmente mis deberes. Te prometo cumplir los mandamientos y practicar la ley suprema del amor. Dame fortaleza espiritual para resistir las tentaciones de pecado y sobrellevar con dignidad y entereza las dificultades de la vida. Hazme un instrumento de tu amor para llevar consuelo a los que sufren, enseñar a los que no saben y promover la causa de la verdad, la justicia y la paz. Finalmente, te ruego que glorifiques a tu Siervo Félix Varela y me concedas, por su intercesión, este favor especial. . .(haga aquí la petición.) Te lo suplico por el mismo Jesucristo nuestro Señor. AMEN

(Padrenuestro, Avemaría y Gloria, tres veces)

De acuerdo con los decretos del Papa Urbano VII declaramos que no tenemos intención de anticiparnos al juicio de la Iglesia sobre la beatificación del Siervo de Dios y que esta oración no es para uso público, sino privado.


Yo Soy la Virgen de la Caridad

Busquemos también la intersección de la patrona de Cuba, la Virgen de la Caridad, pidiéndole su apoyo y protección desde su Santuario en el Cobre.

Prayer to Our Lady of Charity

Most Holy Mother of Charity, who came to us as a messenger of peace across the sea, You are the Mother of all Cubans. To you we come, Most Holy Mother of God to honor you with love as your children. To your motherly heart we entrust our desires and hopes, our work, and our prayers.

We pray for our torn Cuba, that we may be able to build a nation based on peace and unity. We pray for all our families that they may live in fidelity and love. We pray for our children that they may grow strong in spirit and in body. We pray for our young people, that their faith may increase, as well as their attachment to the truth. We pray for the sick, the homeless, the lonely, the exiled, and for all suffering souls everywhere. We pray for the Catholic Church in Cuba, its mission, for its priests, deacons, religious, and laity. We pray for the victory of justice and love in Cuba and in the whole world.

Mother of Charity! We place ourselves under your mantle of protection!  Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! And to Him be the glory and the power now and forever. Amen



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