(Saint) (March 18) One of the three Angels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael) in honour of whom Holy Church sets apart a festival day. Saint Gabriel is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (8:16; 9:21), and was the Angel sent to Zachary to announce the birth of Saint John the Baptist (Luke 1:11-19); but his chief ministry to mankind was his appearing to the Blessed Virgin to tell her that she was chosen Mother of the Messias (Luke 1:26). His festival is not as yet universal in the Latin Church, though it is so among the Greeks.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Gabriel the Archangel”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 June 2013. Web. 25 July 2016. <>