He joined the Maronite Order but the monks there really wanted him to go back home or somewhere else.
After 16 years at a monastery in Annaya he was given permission to go and be a hermit a mile away.
He died of a stroke whilst celebrating the Eucharist, so someone must have been spying on him.
Witnesses reported a manifestation of bright shiny lights hovering around his grave. These UFO sightings prompted the opening of his coffin in the presence of doctors.
They were relieved to discover that all was holy and well inside — in fact he had never looked better. His tomb is now a place of pilgrimage and veneration with many healings attributed to his miraculous state.
St. Charbel Makhlouf Facts and Figures
Name: Charbel Makhlouf
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: CHARBEL-MARKLOUF
Birth and Death Dates: 1828-1898
Celebration or Feast Day: July 24th
Role: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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