A group of the Family of Saint Sharbel, USA, attended a Christmas retreat (December 8 to 11) at Most Holy Trinity Monastery (Maronite Monks of Adoration) in Massachusetts
On Friday, Fr. Maron gave a talk on the role of St. Joseph in the Incarnation of our Lord.
On Saturday, Bishop Gregory Mansour (Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn) gave a talk about the relationship with God.
Fr. Robert gave another talk about the Incarnation, followed by a Q & A session with Abbot Patrick.
On Sunday, the retreatants attended the Divine Liturgy with the monks, received their blessing for the travel, and left back home.
On Monday, December 5th at 7:30 PM [EST] at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, New York, Father Vincent Chirichella and his brother Deacon Michael celebrated the monthly healing Mass in honor of Saint Sharbel. As usual, the Mass was followed by the blessing with the blessed oil of St. Sharbel and the veneration of the first-class relic of Saint Sharbel.
On Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30 AM [EST], the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Brooklyn, NY, celebrated a holy hour in honor of Saint Sharbel. The holy hour was followed by the blessing with the holy oil from the Shrine of Saint Sharbel and individual blessings with the relic of Saint Sharbel.
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On Saturday October 15, 2022, The Family of Saint Sharbel celebrated the fifth anniversary of the dedication of Saint Sharbel's Shrine at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (Emmitsburg, MD).
Father Theodore Trinko (Institute of the Incarnate Word, IVE- http://ive.org/en/) celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Concelebrating with him was Rev. Youssef Keikati (Pastor of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Easton, PA) and Fr. Cesar (IVE), Chaplain at the Shrine.
Fr. Keikati came with 40 people from his parish.
The choir chanted in English and Arabic the proper traditional Maronite hymns for parts of the liturgies.
After the Divine Liturgy, the Fathers led a procession with the relic of St. Sharbel (placed in a cedar-shape reliquary) while the faithful followed singing the traditional Maronite hymns. At the Shrine, the celebration concluded with the blessing with and the veneration of the relic of St. Sharbel.
After the celebration, the Family of Saint Sharbel offered to pilgrims sweets and complimentary prayer cards.
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A group from the Family of Saint Sharbel, USA, attended a retreat (September 29 to October 2) with the Maronite Monks of Adoration at the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Massachusetts.
The speakers in the retreat conferences included: Fr. Patrick (the Abbot), Fr. Robert and Fr. Maron.
Besides the retreat conferences, the group attended the liturgies celebrated by the monks: Morning Prayers (Safro), Divine Liturgy, Midday Prayers, Evening Prayers (Ramsho), Night Prayers (Sotooro), Confessions & time for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
On the 23rd of July 2022, “The Family of Saint Sharbel” in the US celebrated the Feast of Saint Sharbel at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
At 12 PM, Fr. Cesar (IVE), Chaplain at the Shrine, celebrated the Holy Mass in St. Mary's Chapel. The Lebanese community in the area, as well as other pilgrims of the National Shrine, joined “The Family of Saint Sharbel” in this celebration.
After the Holy Mass, Fr. Cesar celebrated the veneration of and the blessing with St. Sharbel’s Relic.
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At the end, Literature on Saint Sharbel were distributed to the faithful.
The Family of Saint Sharbel is happy to share with you a short video about St Sharbel by Bobby Angel: St. Charbel, the “Miracle Monk of Lebanon”, from Ascension (Press).
On Saturday, July 23, 2022, after the Holy Mass, Monsignor Robert Powell with Father Simon El Hajj from Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church (Somerset, NJ), conducted the blessing of St. Sharbel’s statue at Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church in Jamison, Pennsylvania.
Watch Father Simon El Hajj’s homily on St. Sharbel
Also, a first-class relic of St. Sharbel is on display for veneration along with other saints’ relics in the church.
The Family of Saint Sharbel is pleased to share with you this talk on St. Sharbel, given by Father Chris Alar, MIC (Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.), on July 23, 2022, for the Feast of St. Sharbel: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/videos/explaining-faith-st-charbel-saint-most-miracles-ever
The talk is part of Fr. Alar’s series “Explaining the Faith”, and is entitled “St. Charbel: The Saint with Most Miracles Ever?” In this episode, he gives an overview of St. Sharbel’s life, healing miracles, incorruptibility and more.
With more than 29,000 registered miracles, St. Sharbel is considered to have the most miracles out of the over 10,000 saints in the history of the Church, other than the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Click HERE to watch the talk on the Divine Mercy website.
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