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Charbel Makhluf

Nineteenth-century Lebanese priest, ascetic, and Maronite monk. He was canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI. He spent his youthful years working being a shepherd. At age twenty-three, he started his training being a monk using the Lebanese Maronite Purchase. Legend retains it that his inactive body, housed at St. Maron’s Monastery, mysteriously made an appearance lifelike a good half-century after his loss of life. He was created in the Lebanese hill city of Bekaa Kafra to Brigitta Chidiac and Antoun Zaarour Makhlouf. He was raised with four siblings. He belonged to the Maronite Cathedral of Lebanon, a business that was led through the past due 20th and early 21st decades by Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.

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