Do you believe in Miracles in this day and age? I do for sure.
Some history of St. Sharbel. He was a Maronite monk from Lebanon. He was born May 8, 1859, and died December 24, 1898. After the death of Sharbel, a light began to shine from his tomb attracting the local villagers, Miracles of healing began to take place. Four months after his death his body was exhumed and found to be incorrupt and floating in water. His body remained incorrupt, perspiring blood and liquid until the day of his beatification, December 5, 1965. Miracles are occurring through the intercession of Saint Sharbel to this day. In fact if you were to Google “Miracles of St. Sharbel”, you would find over 300 miracles attributed to him.
Sister Maria Abdel Kamari, just one of the miracles of St. Charbel.
More recently in 1992 some of Charbel’s “miracles” reached the Western press. Swedish papers and the British daily, The Guardian, printed the story of 15 year old Samira Hannoch who reported having had a vision of Charbel in her home near Stockholm. Since then oil has been pouring from a portrait of Charbel and has been associated with a number of healings. His final resting place and shrine is in Lebanon.
Now let us fast forward to St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several weeks ago the statute of St Sharbel, after Mass held by two spanish priests, several people, noticed the statue had started to bleed “oil” from the head, chest and down into the palms of the hands.
Personally, I had the opportunity to visit the mission a few weeks ago and witnessed that in fact, the statute was indeed “bleeding oil”. A truly, remarkable but unexplained phenomena. This is not a hoax but reality, and has been witnessed by hundreds who have said their prayers in front of the statue.
The Knights of Columbus, has guarded he statute around the clock 24/7, since more and more people were visiting the statue and for sure someone had to protect it from theft or vandelism. Since then the statute has been moved to the parish hall, and enclosed with a locked plexi glass case for security and protection from the public.
For those that wish to visit the statute contact St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church at 10325 Rancho Destino Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, and see and form your own opinion about this miracle.