by Salma Vahdat
On 10 November 2018, an intrepid band of youngsters, parents and teachers from the Maronite Catholic Formation Group, and Fr. Dominique Hanna from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn, traveled to Manhattan, New York. Our trip was spiritual in nature. We toured the awe inspiring St. Patrick’s Cathedral to visit the newly dedicated chapel dedicated to our own precious Saint Sharbel. All were gratified to be able to offer a prayer to our Maronite saint while in the sanctuary of a Roman Catholic Cathedral. We were also satisfied to spend time together socially. After leaving the Cathedral, our little group retired for some fun and relaxation at a nearby bowling alley. Our first youth field trip of the year was a great success.