Event launches Bacardi-sponsored book on late Bishop Roman


The life and work of late Archdiocese of Miami Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman will be celebrated Wednesday to mark the 54th anniversary of Roman’s entry into the clergy in Cuba.

Expelled from the island by Fidel Castro’s regime in 1961, Roman settled in Miami four years later, where he became a founder of the famed Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre Shrine in Coconut Grove — and the spiritual leader of the Cuban exile community until his death in April 2012.

The discussion of Roman’s life will be lead by El Nuevo Herald/Miami Herald columnist Daniel Shoer Roth, who was personally taped by Roman before his death to write his biography. Shoer Roth has embarked on the project with the help of a grant from the Bacardi Family Foundation.

The public is invited to attend the free event hosted by Ermita’s Father Juan Rumin. There will be cocktails from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; Shoer Roth’s presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Miami’s Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave. in Coral Gables.

For reservations, please call, 305- 284-2822.

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