Saturday, August 17, 2019

Blessed Gabriel Ferretti – Saint of the Day – November 9

Blessed Gabriel Ferretti Biography

Blessed Gabriel Ferretti Profile. Born: 1385 AD in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 12 November 1456 in Ancona, Piceno, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on November 9.

The Memorial of Blessed Gabriel Ferretti – Saint of the Day

Blessed Gabriel Ferretti Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1385 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 12 November 1456
Place of Death Ancona, Piceno, Italy
Feast Day November 9
Beatification Beatified by Pope Benedict XIV on 19 September 1753
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed Gabriel Ferretti Biography

Blessed Gabriel Ferretti was born to the Italian nobility as the eldest son of the Count Liverotto of Ferretti and Lady Alvisia. At age 18, he left his worldly position behind and joined the Franciscan Friars Minor at the convent of San Francesco in Ancona, Italy. He received visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and had the gift of healing through his prayers.

Gabriel became a priest and later a superior of the convent in Ancona in 1425. He also served as a Franciscan provincial-vicar of Piceno, Marches of Ancona, Italy from 1434 to 1449. Gabriel founded convents in San Severino Marche, in Ascoli Piceno, and Osimo, Italy. He was a close ally of Saint James of the Marches who wanted Gabriel to help in his evangelization of the region of modern Bosnia, in 1438 but the people of Ancona convinced Pope Eugene IV to order the friar to stay in Ancona.
When he retired from his position as provincial-vicar, Gabriel became superior in his home convent from 1449 to 1452 when he retired from that to live his remaining years as a simple, prayerful friar.

Bl. Gabriel Ferretti
Bl. Gabriel Ferretti