During this special Jubilee year of Mercy; the invitation of a Holy Year, we are offered the option of 'mini pilgrimages' to certain places of special grace. Click below to see where in NH these Holy Doors are located. Don't close your hearts to the mercy God is willing to give.
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Saint Charbel Makhluf was born Youssef Antoun Makhlouf in 1828, in North Lebanon. Raised in a Christian home, he entered a Maronite monastery when he was twenty years old, and in 1875 went to live in the St. Peter & Paul hermitage, which belonged to the monastery. St. Charbel lived at the hermitage for 23 years, spending his time in prayer and worship. A hermit and mystic, Saint Charbel “was famous for his spiritual gifts, even among his Islamic neighbors,” and displayed many miraculous abilities. Saint Charbel was especially known for his love of the Blessed Sacrament. He died on Christmas Eve, 1898, following a brief illness. Many miraculous healings have been attributed to him, and his body remained sound as late as 1950, when his grave was reopened as part of the canonization process. Saint Charbel’s feast day is July 17.
Sources: www.ewtn.com; www.catholic.org; www.charbel.org