There are no words that would...
There are no words that would do justice to the greatness of Lebanon and to what the Maronite Academy did to make us live the perfect trip. This can only be felt by experiencing it.
We had cultural and religious visits, such as to the National Museum, Beirut Souks, the churches of Beirut, Our Lady of Ilige, St. Charbel, Baalbeck, Our Lady of Maghdouché, the Cedars of God, Qadisha Valley, Jeita Grotto and much more. My friends from 20 different countries and Abouna Fadi were the keys to the success of this trip. Fr. Fadi shared all his knowledge to teach us about every place we went, with a dedication and love that will never be forgotten.
We also had the privilege of meeting Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai and President Michel Aoun, as well as many other prominent politicians and figures in Lebanon.
I am extremely happy to have fulfilled a dream as big as living Lebanon and walking its streets. I met relatives and went to Baadarâne, to the house where my great grandfather was born and for that I am very grateful to the Academy.
It would not have been possible, without the Maronite Academy, to have the trip we did, eating at delicious restaurants, meeting so many kind people and understanding our culture, all at once. Thank you for this enriching and emotional experience. I am now prouder than ever of my roots and prepared to promote Lebanon as an ambassador. The task will be difficult when it comes to being unbiased with the beauty of the place and describing every incredible thing about the summer trip. But I am ready for the challenge of presenting Lebanon, as I now know it, and hopefully leading many more people to fall in love with the country the way I have.