Venerable & Incorrupt Stephen Nehme

The Maronite monk, Venerable Stephen Nehme will be beatified on June 27, 2010 in Kfifan, Lebanon. He is also known as Estfan and Joseph. He was born in 1889 at Lehfed, Jabal Lebanon and died of natural causes on August 30, 1938 in Kfifane, Batroun. 

Brother Stephen entered religious life in 1905, and professed his vows in 1907.  He was known for his creativity, silence, prayer, exercising divine and human virtues.

Estfan Nehme was declared venerable on December 17, 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI, and a decree of a miracle was promulgated on March 27, 2010 leading to his beatification at which time he will be called Blessed.

Here are some photos of his incorrupt body enclosed in glass and in a public area of the Maronite monastery in Kfifan.