Saint Charbel site At the southern edge of the village, in a site with a breathtaking view, a statue of Saint Charbel, sixteen meters high, was erected in July 2018. A chapel was created in the base of the statue. The site becomes a place of pilgrimage, attracting large crowds. The event is an eloquent manifestation of the ardent faith and devotion readily addressed, in Mount Lebanon, in recent decades, to local saints, those `who are from among us`. Born Youssef Antoun Makhlouf in Bqaa Kafra in northern Lebanon, Saint Charbel is a Lebanese hermit monk of the 19th century Maronite church. The tall stature leaning against the cliff is suffused with light, and seems to watch over the valley. The shrine invites holiness. Majesty and sobriety are in harmony with a monastic life devoted entirely to the worship of God.