Saint of the Day – 27 February – Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

The Memorial of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows is the Patron Saint of • Catholic Action
• clerics
• students
• young people in general
• Abruzzi, Italy (proclaimed on 1 June 1964 by Pope Paul VI)

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMonks who became Saints

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows brief life History

Date of Birth March 1, 1838
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Confessor
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death February 27, 1862 (aged 23)
Place of Death Isola del Gran Sasso, Kingdom of Italy
Feast Day 27 February
Beatification By Pope Pius X on May 31, 1908 in Rome, Italy
Canonization By Pope Benedict XV on May 13, 1920 in Rome, Italy
Patron Saint of • Catholic Action
• clerics
• students
• young people in general
• Abruzzi, Italy (proclaimed on 1 June 1964 by Pope Paul VI)

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Short life History

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also known as
• Francesco Possenti
• Francis Possenti
• Gabriel of the Blessed Virgin
• Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother
• Gabriel Possenti
• Gabriel Marie Possenti
• Gabriele dell’Addolorata

She was one of thirteen children. After a youth devoted to the world and society, attending the theatre, chasing women and the hunt, he was led to the Passionist Order by Our Lady, making his profession on 22 September 1857.

His life was not marked by great events or controversy, but given to prayer, sacrifice, and a devotion to Our Lady and the contemplation of her sorrows over the suffering of Jesus. Many miracles are attributed to him after his death. Cured Saint Gemma Galgani when she prayed for his intervention. Pope Benedict XV gave him as a pattern for young people.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was Born on 1 March 1838 at Assisi, Italy and Died on 27 February 1862 at Abruzzi, Italy of tuberculosis

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows