“The whole Church, from East to West, is invited today to a great joy. Our hearts turn to Heaven, where we now know with certainty that Saint Sharbel Makhlouf is associated with the immeasurable happiness of the Saints, in the light of Christ, praising and interceding for us”. Homily of Pope Paul VI, Sunday Oct 9, 1977 – Canonization of Sharbel Makhlouf.
Today, October 9, is the memorial of the canonization of Saint Sharbel which took place in 1977. His Holiness Pope Paul VI presided over the canonization ceremony of Blessed Sharbel in the Vatican basilica.
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