St Charbel

Saint Charbel,
(Arabic: مار شربل‎, May 8, 1828 – December 24, 1898), born as Youssef Antoun Makhlouf in Bekaa Kafra in northern Lebanon, was a Maronite monk and priest, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

SAINT MARON MONASTERY Annaya, a village that is about 1200 m of altitude in the Caza of Jbeil , where we have a maronite monastery called Saint Maron Monastery. Few meters away we have the hermitage of Saint Peter and Paul .
On the main entrance we have a statue of Saint Charbel, the Saint Maron Church, the Museum, the first grave of Saint Charbel , the tomb church and Saint Charbel church.
It s a wonderful place where you can find peace surrounded by mother nature , a place for pilgrimage in the middle of Annaya, surrounded by snow trees beautiful location where you can find peace for praying and meditation with the only sound of the wind 's whisper and the melody of the birds..

Saint Charbel was born in 1828 in Bekaa Kafra and was raised in a modest Christian family. He entered the Maronite Order at the age of 23. After many years of studies he became a priest and was transferredt o Saint Maron Monastery where he stayed 16 years, then he entered the Saint Paul and Peter Hermitage and lived there for 23 years until he died on Christmas Eve in 1898. Few months after his death, dazzling lights were seen around the grave and his corpse secreted sweat and blood for almost 70 years until the final closing of his tomb. He accomplished many miracles, and was beatified by the Pope Paul VI on Oct 9 1977 and was canonized. Millions of letters are sent from the pelgrims to pray Saint Charbel and ask for his blessing.
A great number of miracles have been attributed to Saint Charbel since his death....

For more information, visit: St Charbel Official Website