St. Charbel relics are touring the United States and will make a pilgrimage to St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church, 5555 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12. Mass will be celebrated on both days at 6 p.m. with a Novena and visitation to follow. The Church will be open Friday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for visitation. For more information call 407-363-7405.
St. Charbel Makhluf is one of the greatest Maronite Catholic saints who lived during the 1800s in the country of Lebanon, who has interceded in obtaining many graces and bodily cures since that time. He spent 23 years of his life living as a solitary hermit, until his death from a stroke on Dec. 24, 1898. On Oct. 9, 1977, Pope Paul VI canonized St. Charbel.