The vocation of being a “protector”, however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone. It means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live. It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. It means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts! (Homily of pope Francis 19 March 2013)

PRAYER TO ASK A FAVOUR
THROUGH THE INTERCESSION
OF VENERABLE BROTHER GABRIEL TABORIN
Lord, you filled the heart
of Brother Gabriel Taborin
with an active faith and an ardent zeal
for the Christian Education of youth
and the help for priests.
Grant us that following his example
we always try to glorify you.
And, if it is your will, glorify your Servant,
giving us by his intercession
the favour that we request: (…)
We ask you this through the merits
of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.