Statue of Cuba's Virgin of Charity sails Biscayne Bay

  • Gloria Llopiz attends the procession of the Virgin of Charity on Biscayne Bay outside of the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre in Coconut Grove on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The faithful carry a statue of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba's patron saint, in a procession from the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre church to sail in Biscayne Bay on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Coconut Grove. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Boats participate in a procession through Biscayne Bay of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba's patron saint, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The faithful carry a statue of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba's patron saint, in a procession from the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre church to sail in Biscayne Bay on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Coconut Grove. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Catholics pray inside the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre before the start of a procession on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Coconut Grove. A statue of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba's patron saint, was carried from the church into the bay, where it sailed aboard a boat. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The faithful watch as a boat carrying a statue of the Virgin of Charity sails through Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The Rev. Juan Rumin talks to the congregation as the procession begins. A statue of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba's patron saint, was carried from the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre into Biscayne Bay, where it sailed aboard a boat. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF