Saint Sharbel

sharbel.jpgIn the highest village of the Middle East, North Lebanon, Saint Sharbel was born in a Maronite Catholic family, in the year 1828. Sharbel is the religious name that Youssef Antoun Makhloof chose for himself later when he joined the Lebanese Maronite Religious Order. Sharbel, which means in Aramaic “God’s story”, is the name of a Lebanese Christian martyr from the second century A.D. He consecrated his life to Jesus under austere rules of the monastic life.


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