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Father Hanna Skandar

Father Hanna Skandar

Father Hanna Skandar

Introducing Père Hanna Skandar, a Maronite monk in charge of the Monastery of our Lady of the Fort and author of noteworthy publications about Saint Charbel.
Father Hanna Skandar is a Lebanese maronite monk who lives in the christian village of Menjez, located in North Lebanon in the Akkar region. He is in charge of the Maronite Monastery of our Lady of the Fort (“Deir Saydet El Qalaa”) where he has created a spiritual retreat center.
Father Hanna Skandar holds a license in theology as well as a Doctorate in History. He is actively working at the revitalization and the heritage preservation of christian villages of Northern Lebanon. He is also a writer! Based on the historical episodes recorded on Saint Charbel’s life and missions both on Earth and in Heaven, Father Hanna Skandar wrote what has become the most comprehensive single documented reference on Saint Charbel in his book Charbeliat 7. The numerous references, footnotes and annotations included in this book are sure to support efficiently anyone that is interested in extensive studies of the life and works of Saint Charbel. In 2009, Father Hanna Skandar published a popular version of this book, titled Charbeliat 11.

Charbeliat 7, The Book

Based on the historical episodes recorded on Saint Charbel’s life and missions both on Earth and in Heaven, Father Hanna Skandar wrote what has become the most comprehensive single documented reference on Saint Charbel in his book Charbeliat 7.

Sharbelogy 7, the book written by Father Hanna Skandar. This is the first book written about the Lebanese saint: Charbel Makhlouf. It describes Saint Charbel relationship with God and his brothers, the maronite monks. Relive his ascetic life and the mortifications he has experienced …

The original book was written in Arabic. It is now available to download in the following languages.

English Version
Click here to download a Word document. Sharbelogy-11-ENGLISH

Version française
Cliquez pour télécharger le document Word Charbeliat7-FRANCAIS

Arabic Version
انقر هنا لتحميل مستند Word. Charbaliat7-ARABIC

Versione italiana
Clicca qui per scaricare un documento di Word. Charbeliat7-ITALIAN

Versión en español
Haga clic aquí para descargar el documento de Word. Charbeliat7-SPANISH

Deutsch Version
Klicken Sie hier, um ein Word-Dokument herunterladen. Charbaliat7-GERMAN

Russian Version
Нажмите здесь, чтобы загрузить документ Word. Charbaliat7-RUSSIAN

Sharbelogy 11, the book written by Father Hanna Skandar. This book is a popular version of Sharbelogy 7; without footnotes to facilitate understanding by the reader. It mentions the names of the witnesses only. If you wish to identify the different sources of information and references contained in this book, please refer to Sharbelogy 7.

The original book was written in Arabic. It is now available to download in the following languages.

Arabic VersionArabic Version
انقر هنا لفتح مستند Word Charbeliat-11-ARABIC

English Version
Click here to download a Word document. Sharbelogy-11-ENGLISH

Kurdish Version
Click here to download a Word document. KURDISH-Sharbelogy-11

German Version
Click here to download a Word document. Sharbelogy-11-GERMAN

A Spiritual Retreat Center

The Monastery of our Lady of the Fort nearby the village of Menjez in Lebanon.
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The center is open all year round. The months of March, April, May, September, October offer ideal weather conditions. Summers can be hot in our neck of the woods. Arrangements can be made to organize leisure and sports activities. Masses are held every day and we can accompany your spiritual retreat if you wish. All is done here in the spirit of sharing and remains as flexible as possible. The center is directed by Father Hanna Skandar. We are confident you will find here, a unique, nourrishing and memorable spiritual journey. Do not hesitate to contact Father Hanna Skandar for special requests or for more information.


Père Hanna Skandar

Spiritual Retreat [We will eventually get Father Hanna’s contact information]