SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The religious relic of Saint Sharbel is responsible for thousands of miracles. The most recent miracle, was a legally blind woman who reportedly regained her sight back, after being blessed at the Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Arizona.
Saint Sharbel was made a Saint by Pope John Paul the 2nd in 1977 and was a monk from Lebanon. He was ordained as a priest at the age of 31. In 1898 he suffered a stroke, while celebrating Divine Liturgy. He died eight days later on Christmas.
After he was buried, people reported seeing a bright light surrounding his tomb. His grave became a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people. The relic of Saint Sharbel will be at Saint Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Springfield from May 4th to May 6th.
A healing Mass will be held on Friday, May 6th at 6pm. Divine Liturgies will have three services, one at 8am, noon and 6pm.
All are encouraged to attend.