Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Assaad Renno and the St. Charbel canonization (October 9th, 1977)

Saint Maron presente a Dieu, Charbel, un saint du Liban - Assaad Renno
Saint Charbel, one of most revered Maronite saints, was canonized on Oct. 9th 1977. To commemorate the event "La Revue Du Liban" issued a reproduction of Lebanese painted Assaad Renno's work "Saint Maron presente a Dieu, Charbel, un saint du Liban" (St. Maron presents to God, Charbel, a saint from Lebanon), my mother has kept this reproduction for a long time and I myself thought it was lost from the family archives until I stumbled on it today.
I am sorry the reproduction is no longer in pristine condition but I cannot but say, even if in its current state, it is impressive and very overwhelming emotionally. I do hope you will enjoy it as much as I did growing up.