Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Saint’s relics to visit Atlanta Maronite church

Published January 21, 2016

ATLANTA—The relics of St. Charbel, a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon, will be at St. Joseph Maronite Church in Atlanta on Feb. 17-18. The church is located at 502 Seminole Avenue, NE, in Atlanta.

relicVeneration of relics will be from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday. The Divine Liturgy will be at 7:30 p.m. both days.

Revered as holy, St. Charbel began living at the Hermitage of Sts. Peter and Paul in 1875. He spent the next 23 years leading a life of prayer and penance as a solitary hermit until his death in 1898.

Pope Paul VI canonized St. Charbel in October 1977 in Rome.

The tour of St. Charbel’s relics began last November and will continue at the Maronite parishes of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn throughout the country until June.

For more information on the visit of the relics, call the church at 404-525-2504.