And the angel answering, said to him: I am Gabriel, who stand before God: and am sent to speak to thee, and to bring thee these good tidings.
St. Gabriel was chosen by God with the honor of announcing to the Virgin Mary that she would be the Mother of God. His greeting would become the first lines of the Hail Mary: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee." Archangel though he was and a prince of the heavenly court, he greeted Mary with the word "hail" which was used to address a superior.
His feast day is March 24th.
Please say a little prayer for our artist, Bee Jay.