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Padre Felix Varela Y Morales - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 42.878 W 073° 59.934
18T E 584556 N 4507561
Quick Description: A bronze plaque honoring Catholic priest, author, and human rights activist Padre Felix Varela y Morales is located on the façade of the Church of the Transfiguration at 25 Mott Street, NY, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2019 5:07:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM10RJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:

Padre Felix Varela Y Morales was a leading advocate for the abolition of slavery in Cuba. In 1821 Varela was chosen to represent Cuba in the Cortes Generales of Spain in Madrid, where he joined in a petition to the Crown for the independence of Latin America, and also published an essay which argued for the abolition of slavery in Cuba. He was sentenced to death by the government.

He fled to Gibraltar and then to the United States where, through his writings, espoused human rights as well as religious tolerance. He was a pioneer in the social welfare movement of the 19th century and was a champion for Irish immigrants who left Ireland as refugees of great Irish Famine of 1845 - 1849.

A bronze plaque on the Church of the Transfiguration, the church he founded, contains the image of Padre Felix Varela y Morales and the following biographical information:

BORN
HAVANA, CUBA
NOV. 20, 1788

{RELIEF IMAGE OF PADRE FELIX VALERA Y MORALES}

DIED
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
FEB. 25, 1853
PADRE FELIX VARELA MORALES

SEMINAL THINKER OF CUBAN LIBERTY, PRIEST, EDUCATOR,
PHILOSOPHER, ORATOR, AND AUTHOR. DEFENDER OF HUMAN AND
CIVIL RIGHTS IN CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES. FATHER TO
NEEDY IRISH IMMIGRANTS. PROMOTER OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
AND OF HARMONY BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS.
PIONEER OF CATHOLIC JOURNALISM IN NORTH AMERICA.
FORERUNNER IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL WELFARE, VICAR
GENERAL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK 1829-1853
FOUNDER OF THIS PARISH 1827.

FUNDADOR DE LA NACIONALIDAD CUBANA. PRESBITERO, EDU-
CADOR, FILOSOFO, ORADOR, Y ESCRITOR. DEFENSOR DE LOS
DERECHOS HUMANOS CIVILES EN CUBA Y LOS ESTADOS
UNIDOS. PADRE DE LOS DESAMPARADOS INMIGRANTES IRLAN-
DESES. PROMOTOR DE LA EDUCACION CATOLICA Y LA CONVI-
VENCA ENTRE CATOLICOS Y PROTESTANTES PIONERO DEL
PERIODISMO CATOLICO EN NORTE-AMERICA PRECURSOR EN
EL CAMPO DEL BIENESTAR SOCIAL, Y CARIO GENERAL DE LA
ARQUIDIOCESIS DE NUEVA YORK 1829-1853. FUNDADOR DE
ESTA PARROQUIA 1827.

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF
HIS BIRTH, NEW YORK NOVEMBER 20, 1988
THE FELIX VARELA FOUNDATION
FOUNDER: VERY REV. MSGR. RAUL DEL VALLE, P.A.
UNION DE CUNANOS EN EXILIO
FOUNDER: MOST REV. EDUADO BOZA MASVICA, D.D.

Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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