Monastery of St. Maron Annaya

Monastery of St. Maron Annaya

Monastery of St. Maron Annaya
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is an amazing place to visit thanks to its miraculous atmosphere. It is definitely easier to understand if you are a believer yourself, though it is not a condition. Although it is Monastery of Saint Maron it is well known because of Saint Charbel's presence. In many countries it is less-known Saint but in Lebanon it is a very famous figure. He is known from many miracles and that is why you may meet here many pilgrims. I definitely recommend visiting the complex - you can visit the church, Saint Charbel's tomb, a museum. The sanctuary has a nice mountain location so you can admire great views if the weather is good.
Written February 19, 2020
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joelD6647EQ
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
St. CHARBEL is our local hero Saint who became a global Saint with his healing miracles reaching all corners of the world.
St. Charbel Annaya is a place of pilgrimage and a national shrine for all people of all faiths to visit, reach out and be blessed.
This is a place where you never go back unhappy & disappointed. A fulfilling experience that will leave you in awe.
Located on top of a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean sea, you can wait for a breathtaking sunset that is a must to witness.
Written November 17, 2017
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Greta H
Winchester, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
It’s a lovely, holy and peaceful monastery. Fabulous views. I could easily live there forever. It’s a nice Christian site. There are 2 churches, museum, a nice restaurant, toilets, souvenir shops. One can park there, but on Sundays, it’s a bit difficult if one is not up there pretty early. I adore that place and especially the Saint, Blessed St. Charbel.
Written November 8, 2017
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John D
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
The convent hosts the tomb and life of Saint Charbel, the most famous of Lebanese Saints. His reputation is world-wide which led Saint Patrick Cathedral to host a shrine in his name inside the Cathedral in New York City. To visit the place where he lived and walked is a mesmerizing experience. After you visit, you regain an inner peace no matter what religion you belong to. Visiting the solitary place where he spent most of his life praying in solitary is a must stop as well. It’s a short drive away on a hilltop with amazing views, not to mention the deep emotional move when you contemplate the tiny room where Saint Charbel spent most of his life till he died. No visit to Lebanon is complete without a visit to Annaya.
Written July 25, 2018
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Mirna A
Muscat, Oman88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Known locally as internationally for his many miracles til this date, you may check website. His life was not easy working and living in the field with altitude of minimum 1, 250 km from sea level. Snow and cold during winter season (Dec-Feb), mild weather during Fall and Spring (MAR-NOV), hot during days in summer (JUN-AUG). There is the old church and the new Cathedral as well as monastery. The old St. Maroun church lower level holds his clothes, tombs (new and old), his family statues, letters sent to the monastery from all over the world, souvenir places,...the length to stay depends on your goal: leisure, to discover, walk, pray, ..you can go by yourself, couple, or family, it is a place for all, very spiritual with the nature surrounding, calm (depending on the season and time of visit night or day). During summer doors remain open til late hours. on 22 of each month since 24 years now, the old lady Mrs. Nouhad along with thousands of pilgrims, regardless of the weather condition, visit to pay tribute for his miracle done to her among others who will testify having medical tests. It is an outstanding experience one has to undergo by walking from his cell up in the mountain to reach the church with candles and prayers along the way. Any Lebanese living abroad once visiting Lebanon it is a must visit, not to mention the non-Lebanese as priests speak different languages and very active on Facebook and website. God bless.
Written July 27, 2017
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SolaBAIRD
Jordan17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
A perfect place to pray. the location is on a beautiful hill, surrounded by the ceders trees. Highly recommended to visit.
Written July 29, 2019
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Angelique
Halsteren, The Netherlands113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Its a holy place and Its worth to go there. Entrance is Free. But on sunday it is exttremely busy so I recommand another day to visit this place.

As this is really high on the mountain, don't forget your jacket, Its really cold there.
Written October 23, 2017
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Mher A
Beirut, Lebanon6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Holy place , everyone must go there, its free entrance , tourism must go there and see the holy things , good for everyone
Written June 5, 2017
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Ranouch444
Beirut, Lebanon192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Saint Maron monastery is the Monastery where you can find saint Charbel body lying peacefully in a wooden cedar tomb. You can pray wish and cry and saint Charbel will respond to your prayers.. but if you decided to visit saint Charbel during winter make sure to wear warm clothe because it is freezing upthere
Written December 22, 2015
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gsnreviews
Beirut, Lebanon258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The monastery is so well nice to see, the internal spaces are so well managed to accommodate a large group of people.
Hint: do not get back without tasting local food at the near restaurants - usually the quality and prices of food at annaya are good.
Written June 14, 2019
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