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Other graces and healings >> Miracles 2002
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Salem Mtanios El Azzi
I am Mtanios El Azzi, retired officer cadet, from Chammis, Kharrub province, 60 year-old. I used to suffer from shoulder aches. Five months later, a swollen gland appeared on my elbow. The specialist decided to operate me and set the date of September 28, 2002.
On September 23, I underwent the required medical tests before the surgery. The following day, I decided to visit Saint Sharbel and thus, I went first to the hermitage. When I wanted to take the stairs, I started to shiver. I visited the hermitage and I was sweating. Then I went to the monastery and I asked the intercession of Saint Sharbel. I rubbed my elbow against the ground at the tomb. When I came back home, I was completely healed and the swollen gland has disappeared.
On the scheduled day, I went to see the doctor and I underwent all the necessary tests that revealed reassuring results.

Boulos Attieh
I am Boulos Attieh from the village of Mehmarieh in the south.
On November 2, 1999, I had a heart attack further to which I underwent all the necessary medical tests as well as a stent. On December 27, I set a crèche and I started praying. Then, I heard a voice telling me: “Stand up Boulos.” I stood and I saw a monk who told me: “You are in good health.” The following day, the smell of incense was spread in the whole house noting that we didn’t burn it. Then, I made a vow to St Sharbel and I wore the cassock for three months.
On June 22, we decided to go and visit the monasteries of St Sharbel, St Nehmatallah and St Rafka. In the evening, I saw in my dream the three saints mentioned: each one of them put his right hand on mine and they said: “Why do you want to take off the cassock? Do not.” Later on, they disappeared.

Firyal Muhammed Al Riyad
I am Firyal Muhammed Al Riyad, born in 1966 in Beirut, residing in Ashrafieh. Two years ago, I used to suffer from thyroid problems that caused many complications at the heart and arterial tension levels. I followed a treatment for two years and according to several doctors, I had two choices: either to undergo a surgery or a radioactive iodine treatment.  I deeply believe in the intercession of Saint Sharbel. I visited thus his tomb and prayed to him. Later, I went to see my doctor who did me the tests that revealed reassuring results.

Faten Tannous
I am Faten Tannous from Chweet (Lebanon) and currently my family and I live in Toronto in Canada.
My daughter Sannine got head cancer and the surgery could have dangerous consequences such as the paralysis and sterility. I called my parents in Lebanon so that they send me a cassock from the Monastery of St Maroun. First, my daughter refused to wear it. But, further to my insistence, she wore it two days before the surgery. In the evening, she felt a burning in her head, namely where the tumor was located. Then she said to her father: “I can smell an antiseptic odor.” Her father answered: “St Sharbel did a miracle for you wore the cassock.” Afterwards, she underwent the surgery that lasted six hours and the doctor reassured us that there was no more cancer.
 
The son of Mrs. Elham Toubiya
 I am Elham Toubiya from Ain Remaneh, mother of three children. My youngest son vomited and had a fever and diarrhea. The doctor prescribed him many drugs. Two days later, he lost conscience and could not focus anymore. A specialist made him a scan for the head and he stayed in the intensive care unit for three days. Five days later, he had lost conscience again and he was put in the intensive care once again. I prayed to St Sharbel and I rubbed my son’s body with blessed oil and made him drink from the soil of St Rafqa. The following day, he woke up healed.

Mrs. Raghida
I am Raghida from Bourj Al Barajinah. I suffered from headaches due to aneurysm. I went to see Dr. Elie Assaf in the Heart of Jesus Hospital where he injected me with serum to relieve my pain. Later on, I underwent scan and MRI tests and the doctors decided to make me a surgery in my head to reach the brain.
Two days before the operation, I made a vow to St Sharbel and to St Rafqa to heal me. Thus, I was completely healed.

Victoria Yussef Najem
I am Victoria Yussef Najem, wife of Ghaleb Gerges Asmar from Ras El Harf, residing in Dbayeh. I suffered from backaches all over five years. After seeing many doctors, they decided to do me a surgery in order to separate two collapsed bones. First, my family refused this suggestion. I prayed to St Sharbel and asked his intercession. I saw him in my dream holding in his hand three bones. Two days later, I went to see Dr. Georges Azzi who made me the medical tests and said: “St Sharbel healed you!”

Fady Meshleb
I am Fady Meshleb from Shuryt, residing in Sed Bochrieh.
I fell from the third floor and my brain was damaged. I stayed in the intensive care for forty days. The doctors decided to remove the serum so I can die normally.
I had no shelter but Jesus and the saints. My parents rubbed my head with blessed oil from the tomb of St Sharbel. The blood could circulate again in my brain but I could not speak for about one year and a half.
Further to this grace that I got through the intercession of St Sharbel, I visited his tomb as well as the hermitage and I knelt to thank him.

Charles Albert Jaber
I am Charles Albert Jaber from Beit Shabeb, residing currently in Sarba. I was hired manager in Selhata Company, located in a polluted area. Due to respiratory and gastric problems, the doctor advised me to change my work.
After seeing the doctor who made me the medical tests, he found out that there was a cancerous wart in my stomach. I underwent an urgent surgery and stayed fifteen days in the hospital. Meanwhile, all the results were sent to France. I had unique recourse to God and I prayed to Virgin Mary and St Sharbel and counted on them. My sister was keeping a relic of St Sharbel since his beatification. She asked me to put it on my chest but I preferred to chew it and asked St Sharbel: “You are going to heal me.” The same night, I saw in my dream five envelops bearing the picture of St Sharbel. The following day, they called us from Paris to inform us that the results were reassuring.

Georges Michael Ibrahim
Georges is a Lebanese emigrant in Canada and his parents live in Ghazir (Lebanon). He got cancer in his neck. After undergoing necessary tests, they decided to make him a surgery in order to ablate the tumor and do afterwards chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, before entering the hospital, he wanted to see his mother in Lebanon because for he might not see her again. Thus, he came to Lebanon and told his mother about his situation. She went with him to visit the tomb of St Sharbel and she brought blessed oil and rubbed his neck asking the intercession of the Saint.
When he came back to Canada, he went to the hospital and underwent the medical tests that revealed that he was in very good health and there was no more need for the surgery.
He returned to Lebanon and visited the Monastery of St Maroun, tomb of St Sharbel and got his healing registered.

Count Lancelot d’Ursel
Count Lancelot is from Belgium from the royal family. His mother was sterile. She came to Lebanon and to the East in order to take pictures for the Christian places and monuments to make her book. This visit included, in 1950, the tomb of St Sharbel where she was surprised of seeing about seventy Muslim women kneeling before the tomb. Then she asked one of them: “How come, as Muslim, you kneel and pray to a Christian saint?” She answered: “Saint Sharbel is for all the religions and confessions. As he heals the Christian sick, he heals non Christian sick as well.” His mother was impressed and asked the intercession of Saint Sharbel so that she can have a baby. She took with her blessed oil and blessed blood from the Saint.
When she returned to her country, she went to see her doctor may be he can help her but the results were negative. She came back home and rubbed her belly with the blessed oil and blood, believing deeply in the intercession of the Saint. Nine months later, she gave birth to her son Lancelot and wanted to name him Sharbel, but was defended for she had to respect the traditional names of the royal family. However, she named him Sharbel in baptism.
Later on, Sharbel-Lancelot got married and had four children and named all of them Sharbel in baptism. He came on March 10, 2000 to the Monastery of Annaya in order to thank God for the grace of being, as well as his four children, in this world through the intercession of St Sharbel.  

Antoine Abdel Nour from Beit Jammal
Antoine is a Lebanese emigrant in the USA. While he was driving on the highway, a truck hit his car and they had to cut it so they could pull him out. They took him to the hospital where he underwent several surgeries and he entered into coma. Two months later, his brother came to Lebanon and visited the tomb of St Sharbel and asked him to heal his brother and he took as well blessed oil and a belt from the Monastery.
When he came back to the hospital, he rubbed the head and the face of his brother with blessed oil and he slipped the belt behind his brother’s back, and when trying to tie it, his brother was healed instantly. He came in person to thank St Sharbel and got his miracle registered.
Elias Tanios Erban from Ghosta
Elias is a Lebanese business man emigrant in Australia, born in 1935 in Ghosta, residing in Harissa. He got suddenly the diplopia that caused him a lot of pain for he couldn’t hold anything in his hands and not even walk for he was seeing in double. He underwent medical tests and the result revealed that he needed a surgery and the results were not warranted.
He left Australia and came to Lebanon where he underwent the tests again and the results were the same as in Australia. Therefore, he went to the tomb of St Sharbel where he participated in the mass, confessed and take the communion and visited the tomb asking eagerly the intercession of St Sharbel. While leaving the monastery, he was healed, he came in again and got his healing registered and he was crying from happiness.

Sleiman Zaher Eddine from Msaytbeh
Sleiman is Druze, born in 1961. His hand was paralyzed from sixteen years ago. He asked his neighbor Shafik to take him to visit the tomb of St Sharbel. When he got in the car, he felt an ach in his hand. When he arrived to the monastery, he went straight to the tomb and asked St Sharbel to heal him. While praying, his hand was healed and he could move it in all directions and he got his healing registered.

Ali Ahmed Hafry
Ali is born in 1991 in Darha, Syria. He is Sunnite. He was born with a foot shorter of 9 cm than the other. Therefore, he had to undergo an elastic stable intramedullary nailing surgery so that he could go to school, leaning on crutches. Because his father was a farmer working for El Khazens in Keserwan, and because he was poor and could not afford the fees of the operation, the Sheikha told him: “St Sharbel is the only one who can help you. Pray to him and he will heal your son.”
He went to Syria and asked his wife to pray with him to St Sharbel, according to the Sheikha’s request. But she said: “How can you pray to a Christian saint and you are Muslim? Let us ask the Sheikh of Islam.” The Sheikh then told them: “Pray to St Sharbel.”
Further to prayer, they took their son to the doctor who found out that the foot was measuring as the other one. For this reason, he came with his son to the Monastery of St Maroun in order to thank St Sharbel and they got the healing registered.

Daad Farid Saber Mehawish
Daad is from Dleibeh, wife of Jebran Mehawish. She had an arterial infection and later she was paralyzed. She visited with her husband the tomb of St Sharbel and took blessed oil.
When they came back home, she rubbed her belly with blessed oil. In the morning, Daad was healed and she could walk again. Therefore, she came to the Monastery and got her healing registered and thanked God.

Jean Paday from France
Jean Paday, is French, born in 1940. He is the owner of a building in France which he rents to university students. He got hemiplegia and despite six months of treatment, he did not recover. A Lebanese student advised him to visit the tomb of St Sharbel, the Lebanese saint. Thus, he came with him to Lebanon and visited the Monastery where he participated in the mass and confessed asking the intercession of St Sharbel. While he was leaving the Monastery, he was completely healed and he got his healing registered and he thanked God for this grace he got through the intercession of St Sharbel.

Jeanny Said Eid from Mtelleh, Chuf
The child Jeanny was born with deformed ankles and she needed several surgeries. Her father brought her to the Monastery and asked the intercession of St Sharbel. He took blessed oil and when he came back home, he rubbed the feet of his daughter and she was healed. Therefore, he came with her to the Monastery and got the healing registered.

Teniyeh Hassan Nawfal from Khaldeh
Teniyeh is born in 1944, she resides in Ain Anub. She cleans at Louis Wegmann School in Bshemun. She got stomach cancer. She asked one of the Christian directors: “When you get sick, to whom you pray?” He replied: “To St Sharbel.” Then he gave her a cotton of blessed oil. She rubbed her belly before entering the surgery room. But the doctor was surprised when he found out that the disease has disappeared. Therefore, she came to the Monastery in order to thank God for this grace she had through the intercession of St Sharbel.

Fady Najib Meshkeb from Shurit, Shuf
Fady is born on December 25, 1967, in Shurit, Shuf and he lives in Bushrieh. When he fell from nine meters height, he was paralyzed. His mother prayed to St Sharbel and asked him eagerly to heal her son. After visiting the tomb of St Sharbel, he was completely healed and he got his healing registered.

Lina Ibrahim Abu Faraj from Mazraat Shuf
Lina Ibrahim is the wife Kamal Rafik Beainy. She is born in 1969 in Mazraat Shuf. She is Druze residing in Bekaata. According to primary tests, she had breast cancer. She went with her husband to visit the tomb of St Sharbel asking his intercession and she took blessed oil.
The following day, they went to the hospital in order to undergo the final tests and set a day for the surgery. The results revealed that the disease had disappeared. She went back home glad and she went to the tomb of St Sharbel with her husband to thank God for the grace she had through the intercession of St Sharbel.

Georges Merheb and his wife Leila
Georges Merheb is born in 1963, in Akura, he resides in Zouk Mosbeh and he’s the husband of Leila Merheb from Akura. They followed treatments all over three years