Saint Gabriel was born at Assisi in the Umbria region of Italy in 1838.
While very young, he attended school at Spoleto and seemed to be strongly attracted to secular life. However, under the call of God’s grace, he entered the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ where he lived so crucified to the world and so intimately united to God that he became a model of all the virtues, especially humility and obedience.
Moreover, he had a very great devotion to the Sorrowful Virgin who was, as it were, the whole reason for his holiness. He died at Isola of Gran Sasso in Abruzzo on February 27, 1862.