St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows


St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was born in Assisi, Italy on the 1st March 1838. He is known for joining the Passionist Order and lived a life of prayer, sacrifice and devotion to Our Lady and the contemplation of her sorrows over the suffering of Jesus. Gabriel is also known for many miracles that are attributed to him after his death. He cured St Gemma Galgani when she prayed for his intervention. He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at Abruzzi, Italy and was canonised by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. Gabriel is the patron saint for young people.


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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.