In 1777, the Minorcans rebelled after years of mistreatment at the hands of Dr. Turnbull and came to St Augustine. They were accompanied by their priest, Fr Pedro Camps, who served both the Catholics and the Greek Orthodox in the colony. His statue at the Cathedral, shown above, depicts him protecting the Minorcans of the colony.
The group of alumni was delighted with their visit to the burial place of Fr. Varela. They were accompanied by one of the members of the order, Fr. Mario Vizcaino, who is shown above standing to the right of Elizabeth Gessner while she tells the visitors about the tomb of Fr. Miguel O'Reilly, Felix Varela's first teacher. They had earlier been received by St. Augustine Bishop Felipe Estévez with a talk about Fr. Varela. The group is considering a contribution to the improvement of the lighting in the chapel, and possibly towards the purchase of some AV equipment, and they promise to return.