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Fr Béchara Abou Mrad
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Birth: May 19, 1853
Death: Feb. 22, 1930

The Servant Of God, Melkite Priest, Monk Béchara Abou Mrad BSO., was born Selim Jabbour Abou-Mourad at Zahleh in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, probably on May 19, 1853, and entered St. Savior's Monastery on September 5, 1874. Receiving the habit, he entered the novitiate of the Salvatorian Basilian Order on September 19. Béchara (Good News) became his religious name.

Taking his vows on November 4, 1876, he was ordained deacon in the chapel of Holy Savior Seminary by Msgr. Basilios Hajjar, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bosra, Hauran and Syria, and Visitor Apostolic for the Order, on March 26, 1882.

Monk Béchara was ordained to the priesthood in the Church of Holy Savior Monastery by the named Msgr. Hajjar on December 26, 1883.

Director of Discipline and then confessor and spiritual director in the seminary of the Salvatorian Fathers for 31 years, between November 8, 1891, and December 4, 1922, he served as itinerant missionary in the district of Deir-el-Qammar, Mount Lebanon.

Successively he served as a tireless parish priest and confessor at Sidon Cathedral in South Lebanon from December 4, 1922 till February 1, 1927, when he returned to the Basilian Motherhouse, the Holy Savior Monastery, near Sidon, where he passed peacefully away on February 22, 1930 at 6.30 am. Funeral service and burial were celebrated at the Holy Savior Church.

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree, naming among others Monk Béchara as venerable. 
Holy Saviour Church, Sidon
Al-Janub, Lebanon
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Record added: Dec 12, 2010
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Fr Béchara Abou Mrad
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Fr Béchara Abou Mrad
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O Lord, We Come To You Following The Example Of Father Bechara Abou-Mourad, Your Faithful Priestly Servant. Through His Prayers, May Our Hearts Be Filled With A Deeper Love For You. May We Grow Through His Example In Faithfulness To Your Call To Holiness ...(Read more)
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Dec. 12, 2010

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