Thursday, March 02, 2006

Saint Gabriel The Archangel

The prophet Daniel wrote that it was Gabriel the Archangel who announced to him the time of the coming of the Messiah. Gabriel appeared to Zechariah” standing on the right side of the altar of incense” as Saint Luke wrote. He made known the future birth of John the Baptist.

Gabriel’s greatest honor was to be sent to Mary in Nazareth to announce to her that she was to be the Mother of God. When she consented, Mary became the Mother of the Son of God.

Gabriel’s name means “the strength of God.” He was sent as a messenger in the wok that shows the power and glory of God. He left us the first words of the “Hail Mary.” We can ask him to help us to say our Rosary with true devotion. His feast day is September 29th.

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