Saint of the day:
St. Gabriel of our Lady of Sorrows
Patron Saint of Students, Youth, Clerics, Seminarians, Abruzzi
The Story of Saint Gabriel of our Lady of Sorrows
Passionist monk who died young. Born Francis Possenti in Assisi, Italy, in 1838, he was seriously ill as a child. He joined the Passionists in Morovalle in 1856 and died in Isola of consumption six years later. Gabriel was canonized in 1920. His cult was confined to local calendars in 1969.