Archive for February 28th, 2016

The Life and Times of St. Gabriel Possenti

28 February, 2016


An article on St. Gabriel by Luke Bulley, a Second Year Passionist Postulant in 2016 at Holy Cross Retreat, Templestowe (Australia)

St Gabriel Summer Assignment 2016 (.pdf)

27 February: Feast of St. Gabriel, Passionist – Patron Saint of Students and Young People

28 February, 2016



A statue of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Herne Bay (UK) – a parish under the care of the Passionist Congregation.

St. Gabriel – “whose example helps you, dear young people, to be enthusiastic disciples of Jesus, who inspires you, dear sick people, to offer your suffering in union with those of Christ; and stimulates you, dear newly-weds, to make the Gospel the fundamental rule of your married life.” | Pope Francis, 26 February 2014

Saint Gabriel Francis Possenti of Our Lady of Sorrows C.P.
Born: 1st March 1838
Religious Profession: 22nd September 1857
Died: 27th February 1862
Venerable: 14th May 1905
Beatified: 31st May 1908
Canonised: 13th May 1920

Visit an excellent St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Blog  here