Archangel Gabriel (The Bible) Archangel Gabriel is a major dude in the Bible, being one of the elite club of the Messengers of God. He makes several appearances in the Old Testament, but his shining hour is when he announces to the Virgin Mary that she will have a child, Jesus, while not knowing man. Earlier he had performed the same service for Mary’s cousin, Anne, announcing to her in her advanced age that she would bear a son, John the Baptist. This has naturally led to his being named the patron saint of messengers and of those who work in the media. Gabriel is often also depicted as carrying a trumpet, being always at the ready to call for the End of Days, and only too happy to do so. So far, God has not given the order.
Gabriel Oak (Far From the Madding Crowd) Gabriel Oak is a character in Thomas Hardy's novel, "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874). He is the first suitor to the very beautiful and vain Bathsheba. As the novel's hero, Gabriel is an honest, humble farmer. He loves Bathsheba unselfishly; although she rejects his offer of marriage, he remains her loyal friend and right-hand man through many difficulties. He occupies the position of quiet observer throughout most of the book, yet he knows just when to step in to save Bathsheba and others from catastrophe. In the end, he gets the girl.
Gabriel and Me - a song by Joan Baez
Gabriel's Mother's Highway Ballad - a song by Arlo Guthrie
Gabriel's Oboe - instrumental by YoYoMa
Liberation of Gabriel King (K. Going) - Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, and most of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and a plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. The book reaches out to a younger audience in this poignant story of unlikely friends and the summer they learn that facing down your fears is easier with someone by your side. Recommended for ages 10-14.
My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Monica Brown) - Can you imagine a shipwrecked sailor living on air and seaweed for eight days? Can you imagine a trail of yellow butterflies fluttering their wings to songs of love? Once, there was a little boy named Gabito who could. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is perhaps one of the most brilliant writers of our time. He is a tremendous figure, enormously talented, and unabashedly admired. This is his story, lovingly told, for children to enjoy. Using the imagery from his novels, Monica Brown traces the novelist's life in this creative nonfiction picture book from his childhood in Colombia to today. This is an inspiring story about an inspiring life, full of imagination and beauty. Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe (Dan Poblocki) - Has Gabriel created a monster? Something sinister lurks in the woods outside of Slade. Gabe has seen it, or he thinks he has - a shadow standing at the tree line, watching Gabe's house with faintly glowing eyes. Despite Gabe's misgivings, his new friend, Seth, relishes the creepy atmosphere of the forest. It's the perfect setting for his imaginary struggle against the Hunter, a deformed child-eating creature said to leave the bones of his victims in his wake. It's just a game, but it's all a bit much for Gabe, who quickly loses interest as summer ends and the days grow shorter. But then strange things start to happen. Frightening things. And Gabe knows it has to do with the dark figure watching him from the edge of the woods. Is Seth out to teach Gabe a lesson? Or is the Hunter more than just a myth? Gabe isn't sure which option is more horrifying, but he's determined to learn the truth before someone gets hurt . . . or worse. Recommended for ages 10-14.
This is Gabriel: Making Sense of School (Hartley Steiner) - This is Gabriel Making Sense of School provides a look into the challenges children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) face in the classroom. This easy to read and beautifully illustrated picture book gives teachers, parents and students a better understanding of all seven senses, how they are each affected at school and what kinds of accommodations are necessary to help children with SPD become learning sensations! Recommended for ages 7-12.
Famous People Named Gabriel - Gabriel García Márquez (Nobel Prize winner/literature); Gabriel Byrne (actor)
Famous People who Named their Son Gabriel - Amy Irving (acress); Daniel Day-Lewis (actor); Edie Brickell (musician); Geraldo Rivera (journalist); Isabelle Adjani (actress); Jason Alexander (actor); Joan Baez (musician); Mick Jagger (musician); Paul Simon (musician); Rosemary Clooney (entertainer)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (6 Mar 1927 – Present) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Columbian journalist, film critic, novelist and screenwriter who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) have cemented his reputation as one of the foremost writers of the last century. Gabriel was raised by his grandparents in his formative years and credits them with a major influence on his literature. His grandfather was a liberal revolutionary, who bestowed his sense of social justice on his grandson; his grandmother was a devoted religious woman who accepted the supernatural as natural, and led him to his unique style of “magical realism”. Because of his derogatory remarks about United States imperialism, his friendship with Fidel Castro and his many other outré liberal viewpoints, Mr. Marquez was denied entry to the states for many years. This was rescinded during Bill Clinton’s presidency, who declared One Hundred Years of Solitude to be his favorite novel. Now in his eighties, “Gabo” continues to work on his memoirs.
Saint Gabriel Lalemant (3 Oct 1610 – 17 Mar 1649) - Saint Gabriel Lalemant was born in Paris and joined the Jesuit Order as a young man, with the intention of devoting his life to being a foreign missionary. In his case, the foreign mission turned out to be Canada, specifically Quebec, where he joined other Jesuits at various outposts among the Huron and Iroquois. The recipients of this conversion did not take kindly to the donors; Gabriel Lalemant was kidnapped, cruelly tortured, and burned to death. For his pains he was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930. He is among the pantheon known as the eight Canadian Martyrs.
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1 Mar 1838 - 27 Feb 1862) - Francesco Possenti was born in Assisi, Italy and joined the Passionist Congregation, a monastery devoted to reverence of the Passion of Christ (during which time he took the name Gabriel). A member of a privileged family, the young saint-to-be did not demonstrate any particular holiness, but a severe illness led him to promise his future to God in exchange for health. He just may not have specified how long the health should last, for only six years after entering the novitiate and before taking his final vows, Gabriel succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of twenty-four. Pope Benedict XV declared him a saint in 1920.