March 16 – Saint Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

listenLord Jesus, Saint Gabriel del Rosario Brochero traveled long distances in Argentina on the back of a mule to serve the needs of his parishioners throughout his huge territory. He was well known for wearing a sombrero and poncho. He devoted all of his energy to those who needed his priestly help. No sick person was left without the sacraments, even after contracting leprosy from those he served. “Woe if the devil is going to rob a soul from me,” he said. My Good Shepherd, Jesus, help me to fulfill my own calling with as much enthusiasm and determination. Saint Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Gabriel del Rosario Brochero (1869-1914)

quoteWe are not Christians because of an ethical idea or decision, but because we met Jesus Christ.”

quoteThe Consecrated Host is a miracle of love; it is a prodigy of love; it is a wonder of love; it is a complement of love; and it is the most finished proof of His infinite love towards me, towards you, towards mankind.”

Saint John de Brebeuf (1593-1649)
Feast day March 16

quoteDo not begin to paddle unless you intend always to paddle.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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