Anglican, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox,
Lutheran, Oriental Orthodox churches
November 8 (Eastern Orthodox)
Patron Saint of:
Communication workers, Messengers,
Radio broadcasters, Postal Workers,
Clerics, Diplomats, Stamp Collectors
Prayer To Saint Gabriel, for Others
O loving messenger of the Incarnation,
descend upon all those for whom I wish peace and happiness.
Spread your wings over the cradles of the new-born babes,
O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.
Give to the young a lily petal
from the virginal scepter in your hand.
Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that
they may find grace and joy through Mary.
Finally, recall the sublime words spoken
on the day of the Annunciation –
"Nothing is impossible with God,"
and repeat them in hours of trial –
to all I love –
that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated,
when all human help fails.
St. Gabriel The Archangel
O Blessed archangel Gabriel,
We beseech thee to intercede for us
At the throne of Divine Mercy
In our present necessities, that,
As you did announce to Mary
The mystery of Incarnation,
So through your prayers
and patronage in heaven
We may obtain the benefits of the same,
And sing the praise of God forever.