Abruzzo, Italy

Gran Sasso d’Italia & St. Gabriel’s shrine


Gran Sasso โ€“ means “Great Stone” it is a mountain located in Abruzzo, Italy. It is the highest peak and the peaks are snow-covered. 


St. Gabriel’s Shrine โ€“ located at the foot of Gran Sasso. It is here that St. Gabriel spent the last two years of his earthly life and where he is buried. 


Older shrine – has some beautiful mosaics on its facade, also there is a museum inside which has many remembrance from the Saint’s life. 

New shrine – it was built in 1970’s in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. The urn with the remains of St. Gabriel is here.

 

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