Here is Fra Gabriel an FI friar whom many of you know. He traveled from Australia this year to Chicago to do this video with our friends at Spirit Juice. The accompanying music is the Salve Regina to which he does the vocals. As of this posting the video has racked up 16,000 views in about a week on YouTube! I guess its “gone viral”. So it is destined for large numbers of views in the years ahead. Great job Fra Gabriel and Spirit Juice!!
You can also see him on these other videos:
Spirit Juice Limit Break on Youtube
Wow! I didn’t know we had so many videos on Fra Gabriel’s skateboarding at AirMaria. Here is the new one from Spirit Juice:
Pray. Skate. Live.
Friar Gabriel of the Franciscan Immaculate not only preforms all of his own stunts but also sings his own songs too. All the tricks and vocals are done by Friar Gabriel. Original score by Sean Beeson. http://seanbeeson.com/
Friar Gabriel skated for 7 years as a teenager, but felt his vocation was religious life. He was prepared to abandon his passion for skateboarding to live a life of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience as Friars of the Immaculate. Six years after becoming Friars and having not skated, he was given obedience to obtain a skateboard and go to the skatepark once a week – to “preach the gospel at all times, when necessary, use words” as Saint Francis stated. Friar Gabriel explains that God has so many ways of using peoples talents to give Him glory. Skateboarding allows the Friars to help others see the compatibility of exercising the body as well as the soul.
Friar Spreads Gospel While Riding a Skateboard – Secular site that gives Friar Gabriel two rousing thumbs up.
Behind the Scenes – Salve Regina – the making of the video by Spirit Juice.