Mar Sharbel Makhluf (usually spelled also Charbel Makhlouf) is a 19th century Lebanese saint venerated throughout the world. Here is a brief biography, and below are links to explore his heritage and influence.
St Sharbel used to say: “Prayer relaxes the body more efficiently than sleep.” At times he remained hours on end kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament. His cell was six meters square. Inside he had a mattress of oak leaves, an oil lamp, a wooden plate on a stool, a stone that served as a chair, and books of prayers, particularly The Imitation of Christ.
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“Sanctity does not come by chance, sanctity is a choice.”, from Raymond Nader’s Experiences of St Sharbel.