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Varela Bust Cuba.jpg
An early 20th century bust of Father Varela at the University of Havana in Cuba.

Varela Bust Chapel.jpg
A bust of Félix Varela presented to the chapel by a Cuban exile group in 1979, based on a photo of Varela from the 1840s held at the New York Historical Society.

A Cuban group presents Bishop Felipe Estévez with a plaque commemorating the visit of José Martí to the Varela Chapel in 1892.

A plaque in Havana commemorating the “great patriot, educator and priest” Félix Varela, placed by the Revolutionary Student Youth in 1997.

Guiteras Certificate.jpg
Facsimile of the baptismal certificate of María Rosa Guiteras Gener, baptized by Fr. Varela in New York in 1848, provided by a St Augustine resident who is her great grand nephew.

Dedication Program.jpg
Program for the dedication of the Varela Chapel in 1853.
From: La Muerte del Padre Varela, Antonio L. Valverde; El Siglo XX, Havana, 1924.

Wall Plaque.jpg
Marble piece placed on the outside wall of the chapel by the Cuban builders, “so that they would know why we have built it.”

Los Cubanos - Detail.jpg
A detail from the inscription on the ledger Stone.

Left Corbel.jpg
The left corbel of the altar, one of the mahogany sections carved in Havana in the 1850s
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