Orlando, Florida: Saint Jude Maronite Catholic Church & Relic of Saint Charbel
About the Maronite Catholic Church:
The Maronite church is one of 22 Eastern Rite churches in communion with the Holy See and celebrates Mass according to the ancient tradition started by their founder, St. Maron, in the 5th century.
About Saint Jude Maronite Church in Orlando:
A relic of Saint Charbel Makhlouf (also spelled Sharbel) is available for veneration at the Church the 22nd of every month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. in addition to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Saint Charbel was born in 1828 to a poor family in Lebanon. The family had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother. As a child, Sharbel tended the sheep in the fields, where he built an outdoor shrine to Our Lady and spent hours in praer and reading scripture as well as, reading ……Thomas a Kempis’s “The Imitation of Christ,” was one of his favorites. Numerous healings of the body, heart and mind have been obtained through his intercession. Hence, he is known as “The Miracle-Worker”. The Feast Day of Saint Charbel is on the third Sunday in July on the Maronite calendar and July 24 on the Roman Calendar.
He was beatified in 1965 by Pope Paul VI and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1977.
Here is a great website telling the story of this amazing saint.
Visitors are always welcome…so come by for Mass if you get the chance….or join them for Adoration and veneration of the relic on the 22nd.
Here are some of them.
Traveling to Saint Jude Maronite Church in Orlando:
Address: 5555 Dr. Phillips Bv. Orlando, FL 32819
GPS coordinates: 28° 28′ 59.2392” N, 81° 29′ 31.2252” W
Tel: +1 (407) 363-7405 Fax: +1 (407) 363-7793
email: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of Saint Jude Maronite Church in Orlando.