Gabriel is the patron of newspaper men—those who sell at street earners and shops no less than those who collect, edit and "sub" news— he is also patron of the radio and television and the guardian of truth and integrity.
GABRIEL, the Archangel, has played a large part in the affairs of men, in particular he seems to have been chosen as a messenger of all news of the Incarnation.
Gabriel told Daniel, the prophet, the time of the Messiah's coming. Later it was Gabriel who appeared to Zachery to inform him of the forthcoming birth of the Messiah's precursor, John the Baptist. And, most important of all, Gabriel visited Mary at her home in Nazareth to ask her to be the Mother of God. No descriptions exist of the apearance of archangels but traditionally they are depicted with rainbow coloured wings. Gabriel holds a lily in one hand, his other hand is lifted in salutation. Sometimes -he also carries a scroll or letter. Occasionally he is shown as a huntsman with two hounds— Justice and Mercy—chasing a unicorn which takes refuge with the Virgin. The figure here is one of the most sumptuous and elaborate.