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 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