Four Years In Castro's Cuba

An American Priest's Experience 1994-1998

by Fr. Pat Sullivan O.F.M. Cap



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781477212431
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781477212448

About the Book

Although I served as a Catholic pastor in Cuba from 1994 until 1998, it wasn’t until around 2003 that I started writing down some of my experiences and thoughts, which came to form this little book. I approached a couple of publishers with it, but found no interest. So I made it available over the internet to anyone who might be interested in Cuba.

As now in 2012 my family has kindly offered to see about printing up a small number of copies, I wondered if some up-dating of the material should be done. After all, a number of years have passed. But while I have been interested in following the news about what has since happened in Cuba I am by no means an expert on more recent events. And as I have been serving the small Spanish-speaking community in Okinawa, Japan for the past seven years my access to Cuban news is limited. So, I just present here the text as it is: my view of the Cuban situation during the years I actually lived there.

Having moved from English to Spanish, then to Miskito in Nicaragua, then to Japanese, my grammar, spelling and capitalization practices have become a bit confused. I am grateful for the editing and correction help of my brother and of Prof. Anthony Jenkins of the Ryukyu University here in Okinawa, but I’ll have to take responsibility for errors and inconsistencies that remain.

May God grant that these pages be of some use in promoting better understanding and peace among nations.

(March 3, 2012)

About the Author

The author of this book is Patrick Sullivan, a Capuchin Franciscan priest who was the only American priest in Cuba from 1994 to 1998. During that period he was the pastor of two churches. He was among the priests who met the Pope during his visit to the island in 1998. He now serves as a priest on Okinawa.