Bishop Cisneros Recalls Epiphany Joy in His Native Homeland Cuba

As a little boy, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Octavio Cisneros loved going to his grandmother’s house for Christmas, just like the popular holiday song “Over the River and Through the Woods.” But there was no “drifted snow,” because his grandmother lived on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba.

Pining for The Old White Christmases of Europe

One Christmas, while in Ecuador, Father Alexandre Morard was depressed. There was no snow, which made him homesick for the Swiss Alps where he grew up skiing world-class slopes and hiking through vast forests.