SAINT CHARBLE CATHOLIC BYZANTINE GREEK RUSSIAN ORTHODOX LITHOGRAPHY ICON.
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Holy Icon Saint Charbel Mackloof of Lebanon
Saint Charbel icon copy of Authentic Byzantine art,
Lithography, worked out by Experienced craftsmen on wood.
lithography sheets of Gold Background
Made in Greece, by craftsmen of Meteora.
Size: 5.5 " X 4" Inches
Mar Charbel Makhlouf, O.L.M. (also known as Saint Charbel Makhlouf or Sharbel Maklouf), (Classical Syriac: ܡܳܪܝ̱ ܫܰܪܒܶܠ, Arabic: مار شربل, May 8, 1828 – December 24, 1898) was a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon. During his life he obtained a wide reputation for holiness and he has been canonized by the Catholic Church. He is known among Lebanese Christians for his miraculous healings in answer to prayers said at his tomb, located at the Monastery of St. Maron, and for his ability to unite Christians and Muslims.
Youssef Antoun Makhlouf was born on May 8, 1828, one of five children born to Antoun Zaarour Makhlouf and Brigitta Chidiac. They lived in the village of Bekaa Kafra, possibly the highest in the Lebanese mountains. His father, a mule driver, died in August 1831, returning from corvée for the Turkish army, leaving his wife a widow to care for their children. Later she remarried a man who went on to seek Holy Orders and became the parish priest of the village.
Youssef was raised in a pious home and became drawn to the lives of the saints and to the hermit life, as was practiced by two of his uncles. As a young boy, he was responsible for caring for the family's small flock. He would take the flock to a grotto nearby, where he had installed an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He would spend the day in prayer.