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Holy oil

Aline Awad touches Bassem with a cotton soaked in the holy oil of St. Charbel, as his grandmother holds him.

Eyes of faith

Nohad El Shami, herself the recipient of a miracle through St. Charbel's intercession, looks down at little Bassem as he stretches out his arm.


Did the renowned saint just work another miracle? Bassem's grandmother kisses his outstretched arm.

Faith and gratitude

Thousands gather at the hermitage every 22nd of the month, on the anniversary of a healing performed on Nohad El Shami. She saw St Charbel in a dream and he told her the healing was "to let people see and return to their faith." The saint said: "I ask you to visit my hermitage in Annaya on the 22nd of every month and attend Mass regularly for the rest of your life."

Jesus and his brothers

The St. Peter and St. Paul hermitage in Annaya, Mount Lebanon, is the site of the monthly procession. This hermitage in Annaya was the place where St Charbel used to pray, meditate, fast, work and sleep.

People seeking the Good News

O mighty God, You who spread the power of Saint Charbel’s intercession through the multiple miracles and marvels, provide us, through his intercession, with the grace to which we aim. Amen.

In the power of God

O Lord, infinitely glorified by Your Saints, You who fascinated the heart of Saint Charbel ... we ask You to give us the grace of loving You and serving You as he did.

St. Charbel, pray for us

Bring the healing and mercy of the Divine Lord to our shattered world.
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