Saint Gabriel of the Addolorata

Saint Gabriel of the Addolorata died on February 27, 1862 at twenty-four years of age. Pope Benedict XV canonized him on May 13, 1920. A...

Draw Me to Thy Open Side

In response to the Holy Father’s invitation to contemplate the wounded Side of Christ, I offer my own translation of a prayer “Alla Piaga Del...

Ninth Day of the Novena

Yesterday in his Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI returned to the subject of his Lenten message: the contemplation of the Sacred Side of Jesus, pierced...

Eighth Day of the Novena

Saint Gabriel of the Addolorata, even from his place in glory, makes friends easily. Like Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy...

Seventh Day of the Novena

The Merciful Christ wants us for Himself. “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Lk 5:32). And should anyone out...