Nohad El Shami's Healing Journey with Saint Charbel

Nohad El Shami's Healing Journey with Saint Charbel

January 22, 2024

Today, on this blessed day of January 22nd, we revisit the remarkable story of Nohad El Shami, a testament to the miraculous power of Saint Charbel and a beacon of hope for all who seek divine intervention.

Nohad El Shami, a resident of Mezarib in Mount Lebanon, faced a dire challenge in 1993. She suffered from hemiplegia, a paralysis that rendered her left side immobile. The prognosis was bleak, with medical experts at Saint Maritime Hospital in Jbeil confirming the severity of her condition. Despite this, Nohad's story was far from over. It was the beginning of a miraculous journey, intertwined with the intercession of Saint Charbel.

In an act of profound faith, her family sought the help of Saint Charbel, a Maronite monk renowned for his deep spirituality and miraculous healings. Her son visited the hermitage in Annaya, bringing back consecrated oil and soil from Saint Charbel’s tomb. Applied to Nohad, these relics were not just symbols of faith but carriers of hope and healing.

The turning point came on the night of January 22nd. Nohad dreamt of two Maronite monks at her bedside, with one resembling Saint Charbel. In her dream, a surgery was performed on her, a divine intervention that transcended the boundaries of human understanding. Upon waking, Nohad discovered physical signs of surgery on her neck and, most astonishingly, the return of movement to her paralyzed limbs. The impossible had been made possible.


This day, January 22nd, has thus become a day of celebration and prayer, a day when the faithful gather at Saint Charbel’s hermitage in Annaya, united in faith and gratitude. It is a day when we remember that miracles do happen, that faith can move mountains, and that in the realms of the divine, nothing is impossible.

As we reflect on Nohad El Shami's journey, let us hold close the essence of her experience - unwavering faith, persistent prayer, and the belief in the power of the saints. May her story inspire and strengthen your faith, just as it has for countless others around the world.

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