Today is the Feast of St. Charbel (1828-1898)
Father of Truth [The last Prayer of the St. Charbel before he died.]
Father of truth, Here is Thy Son,
The sacrifice in which Thou art well pleased.
Accept Him for He died for me.
So through Him I shall be pardoned.
Here is the offering.
Take it from my hands
And so I shall be reconciled with Thee.
Remember not the sins that I have committed
In front of Thy Majesty.
Here is the blood which flowered on Golgotha
For my salvation and prays for me.
Out of consideration for this,
Accept my supplication.
I have committed many sins
But Thy mercy is great.
If Thou wilt put them in the balance, Thy goodness will have more weight
Than the most mighty mountains.
Look not upon my sins,
But rather on what is offered for them,
For the offering and the sacrifice
Are even greater than the offenses.
Because I have sinned,
Thy Beloved bore the nails and the spear.
His sufferings are enough to satisfy Thee.
By them I shall live.
Glory be to the Father Who sent His Son for us.
Adoration be to the Son Who has freed us and ensured our salvation.
Blessed be He who by His love has given life to all.
To Him be the glory.
St. Charbel, Pray for Us!
St. Sharbel Makhluf (Apostleship of Prayer)
The relic of St. Charbel in Zababdeh (Christian Media Center – Holy Land Franciscans)
St. Charbel’s Official Website – Saint Maron’s Monastery Lebanon
St. Sharbel Makhluf (American Catholic / Franciscan Media)