February 27 - Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
He had a happy adolescence, filled with a passion for dancing and singing. But the death of five people very dear to him led to a change in his life. Gabriel decided to enter a Passionist monastery. He was studying for the priesthood when tuberculosis prevented him from being ordained. From 1861 he was admitted to the convent’s infirmary, where he remained meditating on the passion of Christ and Mary. St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows is a role model and protector of young people who are preparing for religious life.
What calls am I feeling today? Is the feeling that God is calling you to something more a recurrent one? Do you have the courage to respond?