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Is there a loved one you would like to remember on a special day? An anniversary or birthday you want to record in a sacred manner, in a faithful environment?

Please visit us at www.lightingacandle.org. Here you can light a candle for any of your intentions. You can set up vigils for a particular event and invite your family members to light candles in the vigil as well.  

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Until recently, Lebanon was the only Middle Eastern country with a Christian majority. Today, Christians make up no …

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Christmas gift for the children and the people in Al Hassekeh and Aleppo, Christmas 2013: Sister Annie with two boys receiving a Christmas gift
Words of Gratitude and Faith

"Aid to the Church in Need has distinguished itself by transmitting the loving charity of so many Catholics to those places where the Body of Christ – which is his Church – is suffering hunger, humiliation, persecution and martyrdom."

Bishop Raul Biord Castillo - Diocese of La Guaira, Venezuela
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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.