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 .
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.
For more information, visit: St Charbel Official Website