Los franciscanos en Cuba: de la restauración a la revolución (1887-1961)
Author(s)Amores Carredano, Juan Bosco
KeywordsHistory of de Catholic Church
Historia de la Iglesia
History (General) and history of Europe
DOAJ:History and Archaeology
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractThe disentailment and secularization finished with the presence of the majority of the religious orders in Cuba in the middle of the XIXth century, and initiated an increasing process of secularization the Cuban society, whose upper and middle classes it happens and high already visible age a clear religious «indiferentismo”. Though after the signature of the concordat between Spain and the Holy See in 1851, the religious orders were authorized to return to the island, the Franciscans did not do it until 1887, experiencing since then a constant growth of his presence and pastoral activity from the independence of the island up to the victory of the revolution castrista in 1959. Adapting perfectly to the needs of the Cuban society of the epoch, the labor of the Franciscans emphasized in the fields of the elementary education, the social assistance and the spiritual direction of the lay catholic asociations, especially the «Acción católica”.<br><br>La desamortización y exclaustración acabó con la presencia de la mayoría de las ordenes religiosas en Cuba a mediados del siglo XIX, e inició un proceso creciente de secularización en la sociedad cubana, en cuyas clases media y alta era ya visible un claro indiferentismo religioso. Aunque tras la firma del concordato entre España y la Santa Sede en 1851, las órdenes religiosas fueron autorizadas a regresar a la isla, los franciscanos no lo hicieron hasta 1887, experimentando un crecimiento constante de su presencia y actividad pastoral desde la independencia de la isla hasta el triunfo de la revolución castrista en 1959. Adaptándose perfectamente a las necesidades de la sociedad cubana de la época, la labor de los franciscanos destacó en los campos de la educación elemental, la asistencia social y la dirección espiritual del asociacionismo laico católico, en especial la Acción Católica.
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