The relics of 19th-century St. Sharbel Makhlouf were brought to St. Maron Church in South Philadelphia as hundreds of faithful people streamed by the reliquary for prayers March 11-13. See full coverage, including the life of the saint, here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Irena Jankowski and Father Tadeusz Gorka pray before the relic of St. Sharbel Makhlouf at Saint Maron Church in South Philadlephia where the relic was from March 11-13.

Irena Jankowski and Father Tadeusz Gorka pray before the relic of St. Sharbel Makhlouf at St. Maron Church in South Philadelphia.

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Zofia Rynkiewicz traveled all the way from State College to venerate the relic of St Sharbel Makhlouf at St Maron Church in South Philadelphia.

Zofia Rynkiewicz traveled all the way from State College to venerate the relic of St. Sharbel Makhlouf at St Maron Church in South Philadelphia.

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Irena Jankowski reads her prayer book.

Sonia Puma traveled to St Maron Church in South Philadelphia from St Martin of Tours in the Northeast just to prayer before the relic of St Sharbel Makhlouf.

Sonia Puma traveled to St. Maron Church in South Philadelphia from St. Martin of Tours Parish in the Northeast just to pray before the relic of St. Sharbel Makhlouf.

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