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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.
The celebration video:
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.
"Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church" (Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, 9).
In the midst of the darkness that our world has been enduring for more than two years, and in the face of an uncertain future, the Lord generously offers us two new blesseds: Thomas and Leonard of Baabdat. They come from a biblical land - certainly - but also from a region of the world that has known only war and persecution. Lebanon, a small country that has already given to the Order Blessed Abouna Yacoub (Jacob of Ghazir), Apostle of the Cross, will have the joy of celebrating the beatification of two more Capuchins who were both missionaries and martyrs, this June 4, 2022 in Beirut...
My dear brothers, the two blesseds, Thomas and Leonard, who died in odium fidei (in hatred of the faith), during the worst genocide of the twentieth century, are a wonderful example of charity and fraternal self-denial. Amid this persecution, which claimed two million victims, the first sacrificed himself for an Armenian priest; the second, for a brother."
An excerpt from the letter by Br. Roberto Genuin, General Minister of the Capuchin Friars Minor.
Click HERE to learn more about these new blesseds.
The Family of Saint Sharbel celebrated the birthday of Saint Sharbel on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at the Shrine of Saint Sharbel, at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Emmitsburg, MD.
At 12 PM, Fr. Theodore Trinko (IVE), Chaplain of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, celebrated the Holy Mass in St. Mary's Chapel.
After the Holy Mass, Fr. Trinko celebrated the veneration of and the blessing with St. Sharbel’s Relic.
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Click HERE to read the homily of Fr. Trinko.
The Family of Saint Sharbel USA hosted, an inspirational talk by Mr. Raymond Nader, Founder and Superior of the Family of Saint Sharbel. The event was held remotely over Zoom on April 23, 2022.
Below are excerpts from that talk.
The Family of Saint Sharbel has established a new Publishing Department. More
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