The Family of St. Sharbel, USA has celebrated the first anniversary of the first Shrine of St. Sharbel in the United States, at one of the most prominent shrines in the National Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes (16330 Grotto Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727).
On this occasion, Mass was offered by Father Theodore Tranko, and attended by the family of St. Sharbel and the Lebanese community in the United States.
After the Gospel, Fr. Theodore preached a sermon about the merits and monastic life of St. Sharbel.
He recalled the long period that Father Sharbel spent in St. Peter and Paul Hermitage. He added that St. Sharbel lived a monastic life which allowed him to live the Passion of the Christ until he became a great saint.
After Mass, Mr. Raymond Nader presented, where he stressed the importance of Christ in our lives, as Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
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