Saint Gabriel

The name Gabriel means Strength of God. Saint Gabriel is the special angel of the Annunciation. He is the Guardian Angel of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was he who brought the news of the Annunciation to her. He came in the guise of a man, though he was always an angel, because his was the message of the Incarnation, to let it be known that God was ready to become man. It was Saint Gabriel who gave us the first greeting of the Hail Mary, "Hail (Mary), full of grace, the Lord is with thee, Blessed art thou among women."