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Intercession of Saint Charbel Laminated Prayer Card

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Catalog Code: HC9-447E

Intercession of Saint Charbel Laminated Prayer Card

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Prayer for Graces through St. Charbel's Intercession Holy Card

This beautiful, laminated holy card is imported from Italy.

On the reverse is this prayer and other text:

"O God, who are glorified in your saints, and who inspired the monk and hermit Charbel to follow Jesus heroically in poverty, chastity, and obedience; we beg you the grace to love and serve you as he did. And as you have already shown the power of his intercession by many miracles and favors, graciously grant us the favor that we ask, if it be your will. Amen." – Saint Charbel was born on May 8, 1828 from a modest Maronite family in Bekaa Kafra, a village in North Lebanon. He entered the order of Lebanese monks in 1851 and was ordained a priest in 1859. Later he withdrew to the hermitage of Saints Peter and Paul to spend 23 years in prayer, fasting, manual labor, and penance, until on Christmas Eve of the year 1898 he piously gave back his soul to God. Aged 70 years. After his death, many graces and bodily cures have been obtained through his intercession. He was canonized by His Holiness Paul VI in 1977.

St. Charbel's name is also sometimes spelled "Sharbel."

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4 1/4"  (10.7 cm) x 2 1/4"  (5.71 cm)
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St. Charbel Makhlouf

St. Charbel Makhlouf Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/24

Also known as
    Joseph Zaroun Makhlouf


    24 December

    Son of a mule driver. Raised by an uncle who opposed the boy's youthful piety. The boy's favorite book was Thomas a Kempis's The Imitation of Christ. At age 23 he snuck away to join the Baladite monastery of Saint Maron at Annaya where he took the name Charbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. Professed his solemn vows in 1853. Ordained in 1859, becoming a heiromonk.

    He lived as a model monk, but dreamed of living like the ancient desert fathers. Hermit from 1875 until his death 23 years later, living on the bare minimums of everything. Gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and was known to levitate during his prayers. Briefly paralyzed for unknown reasons just before his death.

    Several post-mortem miracles attributed him, including periods in 1927 and 1950 when a bloody "sweat" flowed from his corpse. His tomb has become a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese and non-Lebanese, Christian and non-Christian alike.

    8 May 1828 at Beka-Kafra, Lebanon as Joseph Zaroun Makhlouf

    24 December 1898 at Annaya of natural causes

    1965 by Pope Paul VI

    9 October 1977 by Pope Paul VI

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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