July 23, 2017

Blessed Pope Paul VI on St. Charbel Makhlouf

Saint Charbel Makhlouf
[A] hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed...a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people... May he make us understand, in a world largely fascinated by wealth and comfort, the paramount value of poverty, penance, and asceticism, to liberate the soul in its ascent to God...
— St. Pope Paul VI on the beatification of Charbel Makhlouf
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Prayer for St. Charbel Makhlouf’s Intercession

St. Charbel Makhlouf, whom God imbued with immense devotion and a desire to imitate Christ in all things, intercede for us and teach us to love the disciplines of self-sacrifice, penance, prayer and contemplation. Help us to embrace humility not greed or material gain. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, and n the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.

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