Gabriel Project parish ‘angels’ watch over troubled moms, families

By Lidia Wasowicz – Catholic San Francisco

A teen whose baby united a family that had pressed her  to  abort him,  a  young woman whose toddler returned  home from foster care just in time for Christmas, an  aban- doned new mom whose infant opened the door to a loving friendship – all believe the Gabriel Project “angels” who took them under their wing can work miracles.

For their part, volunteers in the nationwide, parish-based program named after the bearer of  the good news of Christ’s birth to Mary attest that making a difference in the lives of others has changed their own.

Many participants in  the  Gabriel Project retain close ties long after completing their official mission of bring- ing comfort, consolation  and care to troubled mothers- to-be during their pregnancy.

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