Father Albert Sherfen is
still calling for his freedom
When the Arab Syrian Army took
over Lebanon on October the 13th 1990 they took many new
prisoners. They were both soldiers and civilians. The Antonine Father
Albert Sherfen of Deir l Alaa had just been transformed to that
monastery. The Syrian army broke in to that holy place killing and
burning what and whoever they could find.
They choose not to kill this
great father but took him with them in their trucks. Most of his
artistic work got burned and left behind in ashes. Father Albert was not
just a priest or a monk. He was also a great musician and poet. Today we
can still hear many good gospels from his life work.
People have several times seen
father Sherfen in different jails, from the Palestinian section of the
Damascus jail to the Tadmor jail to Hasake jail to the last one witch
was in the Sidnaya prison a few years ago.
Father have many old friends and
family members that remember him very well and remember the great
charisma this man had and for sure still has. He was the mentor for many
people around him. He gave so much to so many people and now some of
them are trying to give something back by never forgetting him and
always fighting for his freedom and continuing the struggle to get him
Father Albert Sherfen is and
should continue to be a Lebanese national symbol for freedom and living
The Vatican and other churches
have done many things for this matter but until today nothing gave any
We should never stop talking and
writing about father Albert until he and all the other Lebanese
prisoners in Syrian jails are free and back home.
The fight continues and with
Gods help we shall overcome the difficulties.
God bless you all and God be
with father Albert Sherfen until we have him among us.