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Statue of Venerable and Blessed Brother Estephan Nehme at The Church of Saint Anthony the Great Qozhaya. Blessed Estephan Nehmé ( 8 March 1889 – 30 August 1938) - born Yūsuf Nehmé - was a Lebanese Maronite professed religious from the Lebanese Maronite Order. Nehmé worked to alleviate people's pain during World War I through the distribution of food to those suffering from famine and was known for an intense devotion to the Mother of God. He worked in the fields of his convent and other monasteries and also worked in construction for a brief period - he became well known and other monasteries sought him to live with them for his spiritual insight and work ethic. Nehmé was beatified on 27 June 2010 in Lebanon.

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