Events at the Shrine of St. Gabriel (TE) – Italy

Diocese of Teramo-Atri
SHRINE OF ST. GABRIEL (TE)

POPULAR FEAST OF ST. GABRIEL

On the 150th anniversary of the death of the patron saint of youth and patron of the Abruzzo region, we are reminded that being friends of God does not mean renouncing life, but it is about living life to the fullest and fulfilling all of our deepest desires. St. Gabriel, true friend of God, we trustingly turn to you, asking you to protect our families, in particular the sick, children and young people.  Protect those that are devoted to you throughout the world.

Program:

22-23-24 august 2013, 6:30 PM: triduum in preparation for the feast day

Sunday  25  August  2013, Feast of St. Gabriel and conclusion of the 150th anniversary of the death of the saint:
  • Masses: 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12;  16 – 18 – 19
  • 11.00: Solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop ADRIANO BERNARDINI, apostolic nuncio in Italy and in the Republic of San Marino. Music for the liturgy by “Coro San Gabriele”.
  • 14.30: presentation of the film-documentary “IL SANTO DEI GIOVANI – The life and shrine of  St. Gabriel”
  • 17.00: solemn procession with the reliquary of the saint
  • 18.00: prayer for the acquisition of the plenary indulgence. Conclusion of the 150th celebrations.  Before and after the  procession performance by the band “Città del Gran Sasso”
  • 18.30, feast with folkloristic groups:
    • The storyteller “Roppoppò” presents the new song to St. Gabriel
    • “Laccio d’amore” (Penna Sant’Andrea, TE)
    • The voice of Gran Sasso (Cerchiara, TE)
    • I tamurri (Pretara, TE)
  • 20.00: fireworks and music by “The Best service”
  • Musical entertainment and finale