Saint Charbel lived a simple, prayerful life. Following the lead of his two uncles, he joined the hermitage of the St Antonious Kozhaya monastery.
In 1859 he was ordained a priest and lived his hermetical life in prayer and worship, rarely leaving the hermitage. On December 16, 1898 he became ill while presiding at Mass. He died on December 24, 1898.
A few months after he passed away, lights were seen around his grave. From there, his corpse, which had been secreting sweat and blood, was transferred into a special coffin. Hordes of pilgrims started swarming the place to get his intercession. And through this intercession, God blessed many people with recovery and spiritual graces.
Saint Charbel is the patron saint of Lebanon.
His feast day is July 24.
Read more about Saint Charbel HERE
St. Luke Catholic Church - Plain, WI
1240 Nachreiner Avenue
Plain, WI 53577
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm (St. Luke), 5:30pm (St. John)
Sunday: 8:30am (St. John), 10:00am (St. Luke)