This much-loved Lebanese Maronite saint died on 24 December 1898, having suffered a stroke on 16 December of that year. He was deeply devoted to the Eucharistic Presence of the Lord.

He was canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1977, and many miracles have been attributed to his intercession.

May he pray for us, that our own spiritual life may be deepened, and may God bless you this day.