St. Gabriel of Bialystok(Apr.20)

Sep 22, 2012 by

April 20:

Gabriel Gowdel

Zabłudowski of Bialystok:


Patron Saint of Children

Feast Dates

April 20

3 May

22 September (translation of relics)

Extract from Saint Gabriel Gowdel: “Son of Peter and Anastasia Gowdel who were pious Orthodox Christians. Gabriel was noted for his piety and prayer from a very early age. He was a murder victim, and was considered a martyr. His attacker buried the body in a wooded area near the village where stray dogs guarded it until it was discovered by the villagers nine days after the crime; the body was incorrupt. During an epidemic in 1720, children were buried near him, their families considering the ground around a martyr to be especially hallowed. His body was accidentally exhumed, and found to be incorrupt. There were many miraculous cures after the incident, and the end of the epidemic followed soon after.” See Picture of St. Gabriel Gowdel. See also: Gavriil of Belostok (Multilingual), St. Gabriel Zabłudowski, martyr child of the Orthodox Poland (EN), Saint Gabriel Gowdel (EN), April 20: Saint Gabriel of Bialystok the Child Martyr, (EN), San Gabriele il Bambino Martire (IT), Saint Gabriel (FR), Św. młodzieniec męczennik Gabriel zabłudowski (białostocki) (PO). VIDEO: Św. Gabriel Zabłudowski -16. rocznica przeniesienia relikwii.


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Gabriel Gowdel Zabłudowski of Bialystoke on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Mingi Killings in Ethiopia (November, 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 22 – December 5, 2011.



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