- Establishment of Our Lady of
- To establish a project of constructing
a shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon duplicating that in Harissa,
- To keep alive the Lebanese tradition of devotion
to Mother Mary.
- Collection of donations for
project from the Leamington Lebanese Community (as main supporter),
Venezuelan, Lebanese Community, Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, Windsor
and surrounding communities.
- Ground Breaking Ceremony ( beginning
of the construction of the Shrine.
- Arrival and positioning of the
statue of Our Lady of Lebanon (accompanied by Italian Sculpture,
- Description of statue: White Carrara marble;
145 feet high weighing 12 tons sitting on a conical base of concrete
42 feet in height and totaling just under 60 feet with a spiraling
staircase to allow accessibility.
May 22, 1983:
- Celebration to commemorate the
Unveiling of the Statue and blessing by His Excellency the Bishop
of Saint Maron Diocese of Canada, Bishop Elias Shaheen.
- Keeping alive the tradition
of devotion to our Mother Mary with Annual Liturgical Celebration
of Prayer and Feasting.
1983 - Present:
- Committed work of committed
members of Our lady of Lebanon Auxiliary of the Leamington Lebanese
Club, Ontario, Canada.
- Building of the Stations of
the Cross outside of the Shrine, motivated by the love they have
for the Prayers related to these Stations.
- Blessing of the Stations of
the Cross by His Excellency Mgr. Joseph Khoury during the Assumption
President and Officers of
Our Lady of Lebanon Auxiliary
Serving from: December, 1993 - January 6th, 2000:
Mrs. Emal Sleiman: President
Mrs. Therese Raheb: Vice President
Mrs. Rosette Jraige: Treasurer
Mrs. Marie Obeid: Prayer Leader
Mrs. Bernadette Jraige: Secretary
Mrs. Rita Tannous
Mrs. Micheline Nouhra
Mrs. Julia Raffoul
January 7th, 2000:
The Election held on this
day resulted in favor of :
Mrs. Souad Jacobs: President
Mrs. Adele Thomas: Vice President
Mrs. Batty Saad: Treasurer
Mrs. Khazzoun Yacoub: Prayers Leader
Mrs. Najibe Mikhail: Secretary
Mrs. Sharife Jabbour (also Vice
President of Prayers Leader)
Mrs. Anne Semaan
Mrs. Martha Eid
For administration information,
you can call:
Mrs. Souad Jacobs (President)
@ (519) 326-8291
Mailing Address: 16 Sherwood Ave., Leamington, On.,
Mrs. Najibe Mikhail (Secretary) @ (519) 326-4938
Mailing Address: 29 Cambridge Cres., Leamington, On.,