The Word Among Us

February 2012 Issue

An Artisan of Peace

The Story of St. Charbel of Lebanon

By: Fady Noun

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

For Westerners, who don’t often hear “Arab” and “Christian” mentioned in the same breath, it may be strange to hear about one Arab Christian—Charbel Makhlouf—who is also a canonized saint.

Charbel was a nineteenth-century monk who lived and died in Lebanon, in the mountain region where the country’s famous cedars grow

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