Our class is named after Saint Gabriel. St Gabriel is one of the 3 archangels; his Feast Day is celebrated on September 29th along with the other two Archangels St Michael and St Raphael.
St. Gabriel is considered to be the patron of messengers, postal workers and telecommunication workers. St. Gabriel was a messenger to certain people from God; he appears in both the Old Testament, when he brought a message to Daniel and in the New Testament when he brought a message to Zaccharias (Father of John the Baptist) and to Mary to tell her she would have a Son named Jesus.
Prayer to Saint Gabriel
You angel of humanity,
you trusting messenger of God,
open our ears also for the quiet warnings and calls of the most loving Heart of Jesus.
Always be in front of our eyes we beg you,
that we understand the word of God correctly,
that we follow, obey and fullfill.
that which God wants of us
and assisst us in staying awake
for when the Lord comes to get us
so that he does not find us asleep!