FEAST DAY: September 29
CANDLE COLOR: Yellow
LEGEND: Messenger of God. One of the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible. Appeared to the prophet Daniel to explain the prophet’s visions relating to the Messiah. (Daniel 8:16-26; 9:21) Appeared to Zachary in the temple to announce the coming of Zachary’s son, John the Baptist, and to strike Zachary mute for his disbelief. (Luke 1:11-20) Appeared to Mary to let her know she’d been selected to bear the Saviour. (Luke 1:25-38)
PATRONAGE: Argentinian ambassadors; broadcasters; clergy; communications workers; diplomats; messengers; philatelists; Portugal; post offices; postal services; postal workers; radio; radio workers; archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; secular clergy; stamp collectors; telecommunications workers; telegraphs; telephones; television; television workers
REPRESENTATIONS: lily; shield; spear; trumpet
PRAYER TO ARCHANGEL GABRIEL
Beloved Gabriel, Glorious Messenger of the Court of Heaven and most excellent Saint and Archangel, first minister of God, interpreter for Daniel the Prophet, instructor of Zachary the Priest, announciator to our Holy Mother Mary, bringer of the word of truth:
Please favor my devotions and help me to love and serve you, and, through you, to love and serve the Lord.
O Gabriel Archangel, grant me what I most earnestly desire and humbly ask for with this prayer, for the honor, glory, and fulfillment of my soul. Amen.