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Lebanon: Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa

The most famous shrine in Lebanon is here in Harissa.  Many Lebanese also have their weddings performed here.

Pope John Paul II visited here in 1997 and celebrated Mass in the Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI visited in September 2012.

The Shrine is administered by the Franciscans who have custody of the Holy Land and has at least two priests at all times to hear confessions and offers Mass daily.

Traveling to Harissa:

Beruit has a major international airport served by many airlines. The political situation may be influenced by the civil war in neighboring Syria, but appears stable at this time.

Address: Keserwan, Lebanon

GPS coordinates: 33° 58′ 53.8248” N, 35° 39′ 5.2560” E

Click here for the official website of Harissa.

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