An Infant’s Blessing – Old Havana

An Infant’s Blessing – Old Havana

A young mother asks the Virgin of La Merced’s blessing for her 16 day old daughter at the altar of  Iglesia de La Merced  in Habana Veja. Afro-Cuban religion is a blend of Roman Catholicism and West African religions such as Santeria. For the most part, Cubans are religious people. Atheism never really took hold.

An Infat's Blessing - Havana

Happy Holiday everyone.


Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 8 Comments

    1. Her eyes in the second really captivate me. Thank you Sylvia.

  1. Somehow this is so touching. Even to an atheist.

    1. It is really about a tender moment between mother and child, isn’t it. Thanks Lynn.

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.

  2. What an awesome shot ~ love, spirituality and honoring of life…brilliant.

    1. Thanks Randall. It was an especially poignant moment and I am glad I was able to capture it.

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