St. Gabriel the Archangel

St. Gabriel the Archangel

St. Gabriel the Archangel visits MaryThe name Gabriel means “man of God,” or “God has shown himself mighty.” It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament.

The St. Gabriel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch.

He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer.

Finally, St. Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a Son Who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and Saviour of the world.

The feast day is September 29th.
St. Gabriel is the patron saint of clergy, postal workers, radio workers, post offices .

 

Prayer to St. Gabriel

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.

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