St. Sharbel (Charbel) Relic Tour Visits the East Coast February – May 2016

St Sharbel 2016 East Coast Relic Tour

The relics of St. Sharbel (Charbel) have spent the last couple of months touring Maronite churches in the west coast.  In May the tour will move to the east coast and will include stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maine from February to May, 2016.

St. Sharbel was born in 1828 in North Lebanon.  He entered the Monastery of St. Maron at Annaya at the age of 23 and took the name Sharbel in honor of a second century Antioch church martyr.  He became a priest in 1859 and was very devoted to the Blessed Sacrament.  He lived as a hermit but his reputation for holiness caused people to seek him out.  He died on Christmas Eve, 1898 and was buried in the Monastery cemetery.  “A few months later, dazzling lights were seen around the 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.”  When his grave was opened in 1950 during the canonization process the number of healings multiplied.  Sharbel was canonized in 1977.

St. Sharbel, pray for us!


February 6-7 – Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Miami, FL

February 8-9 – Heart of Jesus Church, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

February 9-10 – Mary Mother of the Light Mission, Tequesta, FL

February 11-12- St. Jude Catholic Church, Orlando, FL

February 13 -14 – Saints Peter & Paul Mission, Tampa, FL

February 15-16 – St. Maron Mission, Jacksonville, FL

February 17-18 – St. Joseph Church, Atlanta, GA

February 19-20- St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Mission, Greer, SC

February 25-26 – St. Michael the Archangel Church, Fayetteville, NC

February 27-28 – St. Sharbel Mission, Raleigh, NC

February 29, March 1-2 – St. Elias Church, Roanoke, VA

March 3-4 – St. Anthony Church, Glen Allen, VA

March 5-6 – Our Lady of Lebanon Church, NW Washington, DC

March 7-8 – Our Lady of the East Mission, Pleasantville, NJ

March 9 -10- Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Easton, PA

March 11-12 – St. Maron Church, Philadelphia, PA

March 13-14 – Saint Sharbel Church, Newtown Square, PA

March 15-16 – Saint Anthony & Saint George Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA

March 17-18 – Saint Ann Church, Scranton, PA

March 29-30 – Blessed John Paul II Mission, Sleepy Hollow, NY

March 31 – April 1 – Saint Anthony Church, Danbury, CT

April 2-3 – Saint Sharbel Maronite Church, Somerset, NJ

April 9-10 – Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY

April 11-12 – Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Waterbury, CT

April 13-14 – Saint Maron Church, Torrington, CT

April 15 – Saint Therese Church, Brockton, MA

April 16-17 – Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, Jamaica Plain, MA

April 20-21 – Saint George Church, Cranston, RI

April 22-23 – Saint Anthony of the Desert Church, Fall River, MA

April 24-25 – Our Lady of Purgatory Church, New Bedford, MA

April 26-27 – Saint George Church, Dover, NH

April 28-29 – Saint Joseph Church, Waterville, ME

April 30-May 1 – Saint Anthony Church, Lawrence, MA

May 2-3 – Our Lady of Mercy Church, Worcester, MA

May 4-5 – Saint Anthony Church, Springfield, MA

May 6-7- Saint Ann Church, Watervliet, NY

May 8-9 – Saint Luis Gonzaga Church, Utica, NY

May 10 -11 – Saint John Maron Church, Williamsville, NY

May 12-13 – Saint Joseph Church, Olean, NY

May 14-15 – Saint John the Baptist Church, New Castle, PA

May 16-17 – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Mission, Darlington, PA

May 18-19 – Our Lady of Victory Church, Carnegie, PA

May 20-21 – Saint George Church, Uniontown, PA

June 4-5 – Maronite Mission, Charlotte, NC

To find other relics that are on tour and available for veneration visit the Relics & Events page.



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15 Responses to St. Sharbel (Charbel) Relic Tour Visits the East Coast February – May 2016

  1. naj says:

    What about canada in Mississauga we have first sant charble church can u visit by mid august I’ll be back from lebanon iam so sad I’m going to lebanon to visit sant charble for the first time ever

    • J. C. says:

      Hi – I don’t know if the relics of St. Sharbel will tour elsewhere once the tour of the U.S. is complete or if they will go back to their permanent home. I hope they extend the tour to Canada and I’ve sent them an email asking where the relics will go next and I will provide updates if I receive them. Thanks!

  2. Eileen says:

    I am looking for a blessing so much need to b happy again all i want is for this black cloude to leave me alone an let me move on with my life an be happy again an live the life I do want an be happy again please help me amen

    • Mary Lehnus says:

      Praying for you, Eileen. Please don’t lose Faith. God is there for you. I”m praying for you. You are very much like Jesus suffering on the cross now. He felt so alone, even felt abandoned by His Father. Please visit Jesus in his Blessed Sacrament and pour out your heart to Him. Tell him Jesus I trust in you. Listen to RELEVANT RADIO. (GOOGLE it) Go to Confession. Always know that God loves YOU!

  3. The relics will be in Methuen, MA on January 25th.

  4. Just found out about your tour. We are Hermits of Bethlehem and we venerate St. Sharbel in our icon. we have great need for healing and would be so grateful if someone could call us at 908-251-1668. Thank you.

  5. Faith FISHWICK says:

    St Sharbel’s Relics were at St Basil Melkite Seminary on April 25, 26, and 27th 2016

  6. Laura mendoza says:

    when will share come to california

  7. Ofir Sanchez says:

    I would like to know when the relics of ST Charbel will be in Brooklyn NY or close to new York

    • J. C. says:

      Unfortunately, the St. Charbel relic tour has ended and we are not currently aware of any locations in New York that has a relic available for public veneration. Please watch our Sites by States page and the Relics and Events page as we will add permanent and temporary relic expositions as we become aware of them.

  8. Lisa Reyes says:

    When is St Charbel Relic coming to California 2017

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