I was given a reliquary recently. The paper inside states “St Gabriel a V. P.” Does anyone know what this signifies? I thought “v” on a relic meant virgin, but this isn’t usually used for men, is it?
In the same reliquary is a relic for Paul of the Cross, who was a Passionist. I was wondering if this Gabriel was Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, who was also a Passionist and is my patron saint.
So what is “A V. P.” ?