Blessed Gabriel Ferretti

Blessed Gabriel FerrettiMemorial


Born to the Italian nobility, the eldest son of the Count Liverotto of Ferretti and Lady Alvisia. At age 18 he left his worldly position behind and joined the Franciscan Friars Minor at the convent of San Francesco in Ancona, Italy. Received visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Had the gift of healing through his prayers. Priest. Superior of the convent in Ancona in 1425. Franciscan provincial-vicar of Piceno, Marches of Ancona, Italy from 1434 to 1449. Founded convents in San Severino Marche, in Ascoli Piceno, and Osimo, Italy. Friend of Saint James of the Marches who, in 1438, wanted Gabriel to help in his evangelization of the region of modern Bosnia, but the people of Ancona convinced Pope Eugene IV to order the friar to stay in Ancona. Retiring from his position as provincial-vicar, Gabriel became superior in his home convent from 1449 to 1452 when he retired from that to live his remaining years as a simple, prayerful friar.




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  • “Blessed Gabriel Ferretti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2019. Web. 21 June 2021. <>