St. Charbel

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Pope Francis blesses a mosaic of St. Charbel after his general audience Nov. 15, 2023, in St. Peter’s Square.

St. Charbel mosaic blessed by Pope Francis installed in Vatican grottoes

Jan 19, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The mosaic was installed in the grottoes located beneath St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Read more

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center in Pittsburgh opened in December 2023 and offers spiritual formation with a special focus on the life of Maronite priest and hermit St. Sharbel Makhlouf.

One-of-a-kind Saint Sharbel spiritual center opens in Pittsburgh

Jan 10, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Located in Pittsburgh’s suburban neighborhood of Beechview sits a unique Catholic spiritual center that is the only one of its... Read more

Image from the Shrine of St. Charbel.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jul 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his... Read more

Dafne Gutierrez’s sight was restored after two years of blindness after she prayed for the intercession of St. Charbel Makhlouf.

She was blind, but now she sees, after prayers before St. Charbel's relic

Dec 31, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Phoenix resident believes her sight was restored because of a visit to a Maronite Catholic church where a relic... Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of the Maronite Church. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Maronite patriarch asks St. Charbel’s intercession to save Lebanon from ‘total collapse’

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai said politicians had failed in their “most basic duties.” Read more

The incorruptible body of St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457).

Carlo Acutis raises question: What does it mean if a saint's body is 'incorrupt'?

Oct 2, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The opening of the tomb of Carlo Acutis in Assisi has sparked interest in the phenomenon of incorruptibility. But what... Read more

A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020.

After Beirut explosion, Lebanon turns to St. Charbel

Aug 4, 2020

At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in... Read more

Raymond Nader.

Lebanese man finds hand of Providence in mystical experience

Jan 28, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Raymond Nader had spent years searching for the meaning of life, when during a moment of prayer in an old... Read more

St. Charbel. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Phoenix mother: St. Charbel cured my blindness

Mar 29, 2017

When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able... Read more