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The Eparchy is privelaged to host the relics
of St.  Sharbel between October 2 and
January 31, 2016.  Please see the Eparchial
calendar to find the dates and churches that will be hosting the relics, or go to  To learn about St. Sharbel visit

A few months ago, Dafne Gutierrez claims, she went blind. She said she would look up into the sunlight, but see only darkness.

"I lost it completely. I went blind," Gutierrez said.

The Gutierrez family still can't believe that she got her sight back after being legally blind.

"It was hard for me not to see my kids' face," she said.

But then she walked through the doors of the Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, where she met Father Wissam Akiki.

"I blessed her head, both eyes and I asked God to heal her," Akiki said.

Two days after visiting the church, she said, a miracle happened -- she could see again.

The relics of saint whose intercession has been linked to thousands of documented miracleswill be on display in Phoenix Jan. 15-17.

St. Joseph Maronite Church is hosting the relics as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the beatification of St. Charbel Makhlouf by Pope Paul VI.

(MILWAUKEE) —Saint Sharbel Relics to Visit the Maronite Mission of Milwaukee

Please NOTE The Relics of Saint Sharbel will arrive from the airport in Milwaukee to Saint Sebastian between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m on Sunday, November 8th. Please be there to welcome the Relics into the Church and bring with you fresh flowers.

The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, November 8th. at 5:00 p.m. Church will be open till midnight IF NEED BE on Sunday for prayer and meditation in the presence of the Relics

(PORTLAND)— Maronite Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan, together with Archbishop Alexander Sample, will celebrate the Pontifical Maronite Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Saint Sharbel Church in Portland. Concelebrants will be Father Christopher Fabre, pastor of Saint Sharbel’s, Father Jonathan Decker, prior of Sacred Heart Monastery; and Father Anthony Alles, sub-prior.

(MINNEAPOLIS)— Maronite Catholics have heard about the miracles — reportedly thousands of them. Some parishioners of St. Maron Maronite Church in Minneapolis say they’ve even witnessed them. Now, all Catholics have the opportunity to venerate first-class relics from the man credited with miracles claimed from Lebanon to the U.S. — St. Sharbel Makhlouf.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Thousands are expected to gather at a church just south of downtown over the next several days to see the relics of a Middle Eastern saint.  It is not particularly common that the remains of saints tour the nation, but this is the second time in just a few weeks that sacred relics have been brought to the St. Louis area.

(ST. LOUIS)— With the veneration of the relics of St. Sharbel at St. Raymond's Cathedral in St. Louis Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 came an opportunity to involve the Hispanic community in a Spanish Maronite Mass there Nov. 1.

(COLUMBUS, DAYTON, CINCINNATI)— The region will be host to the relics of TWO saints in the next few days — one, St. Maria Goretti, can be venerated today In Westfield, IN, and tomorrow in Columbus, OH. The other, St. Charbel  Makhluf, can be venerated right here at St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Church (Dayton, Ohio) Saturday and Sunday, and at  St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church  (Walnut Hills/Cincinnati) for three days beginning Sunday.

(CINCINNATI)—The relics of St. Sharbel Maklouf, a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon, will be on display for veneration atSt. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church in Cincinnati from Sunday, Oct. 25 until Tuesday, Oct. 27

(DETROIT) — The historic relics of Saint Sharbel made rounds through Metro Detroit this month, appearing in three Maronite parishes for believers to see and pray over.

More than 2,000 people visited the relics on Saturday at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Mich.

Just to what everyone to know, the relics of St. Sharbel are visiting Maronite parishes throughout the U.S from now until January. This past week the relics where in the Detroit area, and are heading to Ohio this week. If you are interested in viewing the relics, please contact your nearest Maronite church for the visit schedule.

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