Spirit-filled evangelizers are evangelizers who pray and work. Mystical notions without a solid social and missionary outreach are of no help to evangelization, nor are dissertations or social or pastoral practices which lack a spirituality which can change hearts. These unilateral and incomplete proposals only reach a few groups and prove incapable of radiating beyond them because they curtail the Gospel. What is needed is the ability to cultivate an interior space which can give a Christian meaning to commitment and activity.  (EG 262)

 

We pray with Brother Gabriel

God our Father,

you made Brother Gabriel Taborin

feel an intense compassion for humanity’s shortcomings,

and of the culture of its time,

especially in children and young people,

and through your Spirit,

you gave him an educational charism to build man up,

in his social, religious and social dimension,

according to the Gospel;

give us the strength to continue his action today,

with the help of Mary and Joseph, educators of Jesus, your Son,

who at Nazareth grew in age, wisdom and grace.

We ask you, Father,

for the Beatification of Venerable Brother Gabriel Taborin,

and for your intercession, the graces we ask for (……).

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.