“Let the grace of your baptism bear fruit in a path of holiness. Let everything be open to God; turn to him in every situation. Do not be dismayed, for the power of the Holy Spirit enables you to do this, and holiness, in the end, is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life (cf. Gal 5:22-23). When you feel the temptation to dwell on your own weakness, raise your eyes to Christ crucified and say: “Lord, I am a poor sinner, but you can work the miracle of making me a little bit better”. In the Church, holy yet made up of sinners, you will find everything you need to grow towards holiness. The Lord has bestowed on the Church the gifts of scripture, the sacraments, holy places, living communities, the witness of the saints and a multifaceted beauty that proceeds from God’s love, “like a bride bedecked with jewels” (Is 61:10)”. (Gaudete et Exsultate 15)
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.