Our Patron Saint St Gabriel

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Not to be confused with Gabriel one of seven Archangels, Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, born Francesco Possenti, was an Italian Passionist seminarian and mystic who lived in the 19th century.

He was born on March 1st, 1838, in Assisi, Italy, and he died at a young age on February 27th, 1862, at the age of 24.

Saint Gabriel is renowned for his;

One of the key aspects of Saint Gabriel’s spirituality was his devotion to the Passion of Christ and his identification with the sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He had a profound empathy for the sorrows of our Blessed Mother, and he sought to console her through his prayers and sacrifices.

•Deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

•Exemplary life of holiness

•Dedication to prayer, penance, and service to others

•Humility and purity

•and his profound love for God, which inspired those around him and drew many to the Christian faith.

Saint Gabriel is particularly remembered for his spiritual vision in which he saw the Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus and consoling him during his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. This vision deepened his devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows and reinforced his commitment to imitating Christ’s suffering love.

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV in 1920 and is celebrated as the patron saint of



•and Young people.

He is revered as a model of purity, holiness, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his life continues to inspire Christians around the world to live lives of faith, humility, and love.