The Lebanese saint, Charbel, is known the world over as a miracle worker. He’s also revered for his role in uniting Christians and Muslims. He may well have done it again on Thursday, during a monthly procession held at his shrine in Lebanon. Aleteia’s Antoine Mekary was there to capture the procession, but saw more than he was expecting.
A child named Bassem Zakaria Moussalli, born in 2017 in Homs to a Sunni Muslim family, came with his grandmother to visit Saint Charbel. They took part in the procession from the hermitage to the monastery. Little Baseem was born paralyzed due to a developmental problem in his brain.