New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Gabriel Possenti

detail of a stained glass window image of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, artist unknown, date unknown, Brioux-sur-Boutonne, France; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Born Assisi, Italy, 1838; died Isola di Gran Sasso, 1862. He entered the Passionist Order, 1856, and was sent to study at Isola, where he died of consumption. Of a modest and retiring nature, his life was without any miraculous event and his great sanctity was not fully appreciated until after his death, when many miracles occurred at his tomb at Isola di Gran Sasso. Patron of youth, particularly of young religious. Canonized, 1920. Feast, 27 February.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gabriel Possenti”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 March 2016. Web. 5 May 2016. <>