Saint of the Day – 26 June – Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād

The Memorial of Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād

Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād is the Patron Saint of Franciscan Sisters of the Cross

Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād brief life History

Date of Birth 1 February 1875
Country of Birth Lebanon in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Priests who became Saints
Profession Lebanese Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Order of Friars Minor as a Capuchin friar. He was the founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross
Place of Work Lebanon
Date of Death 26 June 1954 (aged 79)
Place of Death Beirut, Lebanon
Feast Day 26 June
Beatification By Pope Benedict XVI on 22 June 2008 at Place des Martyrs, Beirut, Lebanon
Canonization By Not Available
Patron Saint of Franciscan Sisters of the Cross

Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād Short life History

Blessed Khalil Al-Haddad is also known as
• Ya'Qub of Ghazir
• Yaaqub El-Haddad

• He was the third of five children.
• He was a teacher in Egypt when he felt a call to religious life.
• He became a Franciscan Capuchin monk, making his perpetual vows in 1898.
• He was ordained in 1901, he was assigned to the Bab Idriss monastery in Beirut, Lebanon.
• Working tirelessly for the physical and moral improvement of the local people, he founded and built churches, schools, hospitals and orphanages.
• He founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross in 1930 to care for the elderly, the disabled, the mentally handicapped and the incurable who had been abandoned by families and authorities.
• He left 24 volumes of transcribed sermons given in Lebanon, Palestine, Iran and Syria.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Blessed Khalīl al-Haddād was born on 1 February 1875 in Ghazir, Kesrwan, Jabal Lubnan, Lebanon and died on 26 June 1954 in Beirut, Lebanon of natural causes while holding a cross