Father Miguel Angel Loredo: “I enjoy this life. It all has been a blessing.” requiescat in pace
“I discovered St. Francis of Assisi when I was 16 years old and realized this is what I wanted for my life.” – Father Miguel Angel Loredo, Holy Name Province Today Newsletter August 18, 2010
First learned about the case of Father Miguel Angel Loredo when I saw the 1987 documentary Nobody Listened co-directed by Néstor Almendros and Jorge Ulla and at 8 minutes and 13 seconds in the video below you can listen to an excerpt of his testimony in a parallel forum in Geneva from that documentary.
Eleven years later four days prior to Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Father Miguel Angel Loredo over the course of a weekend of conferences and activities to highlight the voice of the Cuban dissident movement in a gathering titled “L’altra Cuba: le voci della dissidenza” org. dalla Associazione Cuba Libera” [The other Cuba: the voice of the dissidents organized by the Cuba Libera Association]. Over the years I was blessed to run into him at different Cuba venues and engage him in conversation.
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