Gabriel is man that is no stranger to being an outcast within his own country, from a young age he was subject to abuse and ridicule due to being part of one of the few Catholic families within South Zagoria, with him only ever finding solitude and safety within the walls of his local chapel. From his time hiding in the church Gabriel grew an interest in the Catholic faith despite the resentment from his peers.
After his parents passed away Gabriel was taken in by his uncle who was a priest at the monastery on the outskirts of Svergino. Listening to his uncle giving mass and helping out the locals of Svergino (despite the majority of them being orthodox) inspired Gabriel to pursue a priesthood were he hoped he could help the local population of South Zagoria to be kinder and more spiritual people. After several years of study Gabriel took over the monastery at Svergino were he preached to his flock about the grace of God and the spiritual liberation that comes with following the ten commandments.
During the civil war of 2009 a local Chedaki cell decided that it was best not to have religious influence within their northern town, thus they burned Gabriel's monastery to the ground only leaving its ancient stone walls standing. This is turn forced Gabriel to leave the village and head to Miroslavl for safe haven for the remainder of the war.
Once the war was over Gabriel returned to South Zagoria once more were he was forced to perform mass in the ruins of his monastery. Despite the lack of roof and flooring Catholics still came from hundreds of miles to attend father Gabriel's sermons as he was one of the last Catholic priest in region.
Over the years Gabriel's flock continued to grow as the tensions of the civil war subsided, however Gabriel was paranoid that another civil war would kick off so he chose to keep a gun in the monastery in case he ever had to defend himself or his flock again.
When the infection hit South Zagoria many people chose to seek refuge within the ruins of the monastery, as it could easily be defended from both the infected and people who wished to take advantage of the weak. No matter the religious background of those who chose to seek refuge in the monastery Gabriel welcomed them with open arms as long as the were willing to pull their weight in helping others.
When Gabriel was young he would often turn the other cheek to those who chose to take advantage of him due to his faith, but now Gabriel chooses to recite the following:
For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.