Raised in a pious family, and always known as an excellent student. Began studying at the Franciscan minor seminary in Benisa, Spain at age 12. Became a Franciscan Friar Minor on 3 October 1910, taking the name Plácido and making his solemn profession on 10 November 1914. He continued his studies in Valencia, Spain, and was ordained on 21 September 1918. Studied at the Faculty of Law of the Antonianum in Rome, Italy. Taught theology at the Franciscan school in Onteniente, Spain. Served as superior of his house and rector of the college. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.
- at dawn on 8 September 1936 in Castellón, Spain
- buried in the cemetery at Benitachell, diocese of Valencia, Alicante, Spain
- relics transferred to the parish church in Benitachell in 1967
- “Blessed Plácido García Gilabert“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2016. Web. 23 March 2017. <>