Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, was born Francesco Possenti at Assisi, Italy on March 1, 1838, and died at Gran Sasso, Italy February 27, 1862. He was canonised by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.

The biography that follows was written by R. Lummer, C.P. under the title ‘St. Gabriel : Youthful Hero of Sanctity” 

Read on to discover more about the life of this remarkable saint, this patron of clerics, seminarians and young people, this Apostle of Mary and the never-forgotten disciple of the Lord of All.