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Saint Gabriel Of Our Lady Of Sorrows.
Feast Day 27 February.
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Passionist Saint and Patron of Students and Young People.
Illustration: SAINT GABRIEL OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS
Saint Gabriel of The Seven Sorrows, born in 1838 at Assisi, Italy, the little Italian town made famous by Saint Francis of Assisi, was miraculously guided by Our Blessed Lady into The Passionist Congregation, and, during his short life upon Earth, he became a veritable Apostle of her Sorrows.
His spirit of Penance and self-denial, his heroic humility, and his true devotion to Our Lord's Sacred Passion, quickly raised him to a high degree of Sanctity.
In 1862, only in the twenty-fourth year of his age, his Heavenly Patroness came to call him to Eternal Happiness. The many Miracles, that bore witness to his holiness, led to his speedy Canonisation by Pope Benedict XV in 1920, and Pope Pius XI extended his Feast Day to the whole Church in 1932.
Mass: Oculus Dei.
Commemoration: Of The Feria, in Lent.
Last Gospel: Of The Feria, in Lent.
English: The Church of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Italy.
Italiano: Santuario di San Gabriele dell'Addolorata ad Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia, in Italia.
Photo: 29 June 2007.
Source: Vacanze abruzzesi.
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Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (born Francesco Possenti, 1 March 1838 – 27 February 1862) was an Italian Passionist Clerical student. Born to a professional family, he gave up ambitions of a Secular career to enter The Passionist Congregation.
His life in the Monastery was not extraordinary, yet he followed The Rule of The Congregation perfectly and was known for his great devotion to The Sorrows of The Virgin Mary. He died from tuberculosis, at the age of 23, in Isola del Gran Sasso, in the Province of Teramo, Italy. He was Canonised by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.