Patron Saint of Lebanon
Our Lady of Lebanon is the patron saint of Lebanon,
a country in the Mediterranean. She is also referred
to as Saydet Libnan. An enormous statue was constructed
in Harissa, a village north of Beirut in devotion to
Our Lady of Lebanon at the end of the nineteenth century.
Lebanese Christians are devoted to the Blessed
Virgin as well as the Druze, Shia and Sunni Muslims.
Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine finished construction in
1908 and the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch named Our
Lady, Queen of Lebanon.
The Pope Prays to Our Lady of Lebanon
Benedict XVI prayed to Our Lady of Lebanon in 2007,
asking her to grant peace to Lebanon and Gaza. He said,
""To Christians in Lebanon, I repeat the exhortation
to be promoters of real dialogue between the various
communities, and upon everyone I invoke the protection
of Our Lady of Lebanon."
Devotion to Our Lady Lebanon
When paying devotion to Our Lady of Lebanon, many faithful
believers wear an Our Lady of Lebanon medal as a reminder
to pray to her for peace in their homeland. Wearing
Our Lady of Lebanon jewelry is an outward sign of the
wish of the citizens of Lebanon to live in peace with
all nations and develop strength and faith in the Lord,
Prayer to Our Lady of Lebanon
O Mary, you who are called the "the Cedar of Lebanon,"
look down upon your children who today and always beg
your guiding hand.
Grant us the faith to withstand the sweeping blows of
life as the cedar stands
straight against the wind.
Develop in us the hope, the hope of Resurrection, that
what we believe
as your Divine Son has revealed it to us; we may appreciate
the joy that should be ours.
Dear Mother, increase our love, the love we should have
for the Blessed
Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
our filial love for you, and to the perfection of this
love: to love our neighbor not in theory
but in solid prayer and practice.
We now kneel at your feet, dear Lady, begging for
your blessing and beseeching your intercession to your
Divine Son for all our Church and Government authorities,
for ourselves, all our relatives and friends,especially
Our Lady, Queen of Lebanon, America, and the Universe--
Pray for us.