Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Mar 6 - An Invitation - The Story of St Charbel

You and your family are cordially invited to a presentation titled:

The Story of St. Charbel and the Situation in the
Middle East from a Catholic Perspective

To be held at

St. Raymonds Cathedral
931 Lebanon Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 1:30 PM.

This talk will begin promptly at 1:30PM.

Please consider attending the Mass & Benefit Dinner to be held at 3:00PM at St. Raymonds. Mass will be offered by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. Please call Art or Jackie Baumgartner 636-931-3503 for further details.

At the age of twenty-three, Charbel (the name he chose when entering the Novitiate) left his loving and closely-knit family to enter the Lebanese-Maronite Monastery called Notre-Dame de Mayfouk. Following studies and perpetual profession at St. Cyprian de Kfifane Monastery, he was ordained in 1859.

Charbel had a reputation for his austerity, penances, obedience, and chastity. At times, Charbel was gifted with levitations during prayer, and he had great devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament.

In all things, Charbel maintained perfect serenity. He was beatified in 1965 by Pope Paul VI and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1977.

This talk is one of a series of regularly held talks sponsored by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating afternoon of Catholic conviviality, enlightening conversation, and hope for the future.

Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be offered.

For additional information, contact Mark Serafino at (573) 459-5531.

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