Saint Charbel

Saint Charbel

Nicknamed the "Miracle Worker"
Invoked to find a cure for paralysis
Feast Day: July 24

Charbel’s story took place long ago. He was originally named Joseph Zaroun Makhlouf and was the son of a mule driver. Joseph was raised by a mean Uncle who disliked Joseph’s religious leanings. Eventually, Joseph left his Uncle and joined a monastery. It was there where he took the name “Charbel” to honor a 2nd Century Martyr he admired. He was ordained and became a “heiromonk.” Charbel wanted to be a hermit and he lived humbly. It is said he levitated during prayer. Many came to him seeking his advice, blessings and companionship. After his death on Christmas Eve in 1898, many post-mortem miracles were attributed to him, including an incident where he cured a man who had been paralyzed for years. Charbel has thus been named the “Miracle Worker.” Over 50 years after his death it is said a bloody sweat came from his corpse. Many people, Christians and non-Christians, make pilgrimages to his tomb to ask for his help with special intentions. The Saint Charbel medal is one of the most recent additions to our inventory! © 2006

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