On the 10th of October 2020, “The Family of Saint Sharbel” in the US celebrated the third anniversary of St. Sharbel's Shrine at the National Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The Anniversary coincided this year, with the forty-third anniversary of the declaration of the Lebanese Maronite monk Sharbel Makhlouf a saint in the universal Catholic Church.
On this occasion, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Monsignor Peter Azar (Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary). “The Family of Saint Sharbel” participated in the celebration along with the Lebanese community in the area, as well as other pilgrims.
Monsignor Azar added that it is a historic gathering that we give thanks to God for the deep fidelity of the Maronites to their rich heritage and their Catholic faith and as we ask Saint Sharbel and Our Lady of Lebanon to continue to give guidance and protection to those who seek it. Many details to share surrounding the miraculous works of God through the intercession of Saint Sharbel, but the most profound miracle of all is the restored faith of the people who are learning again to give thanks to God.