Tagged: miracle worker

St. Clare of Assisi: Contemplative, Miracle-Worker, Lover of the Eucharist

August 11 is the memorial of St. Clare of Assisi, the first woman to follow the life of radical poverty practiced by St. Francis of Assisi and co-founder of the Poor Clares. Her nuns are well-known for joyfully embracing lives of radical poverty and penetential austerity as a means of entering into profound communion with Christ crucified. The Lady Clare was born into a wealthy,...

Saint Sharbel Makhluf, Monk and Miracle-Worker

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel Makhluf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called “the hermit of Lebanon” and “the Wonder Worker of the East.” Saint Sharbel was born in 1828 in the small mountain village of Beqa-Kafra, Lebanon. His family was poor, but pious and had a...