Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., ordained to the diaconate on July 14, 2007, will serve his deacon internship at St. Benedict Parish, Carrolltown, beginning August 1.
The son of Michael F. and Margaret A. Gabler of St. Marys, he attended St. Marys parochial school and is a 1985 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Management Information Systems from Penn State University in 1989. He has two sisters, Lori A. Lingenfelter of Ridgway, Melanie A. Meyer of St. Marys, and a brother, Sean, of St. Marys.
He entered the Saint Vincent monastic community in 2002 and made first profession of vows on July 10, 2003. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2006. In 2003 he was named assistant manager of the Gristmill General Store and assistant building manager and miller at Saint Vincent Gristmill. He served as an assistant in the Archabbey Public Relations office from 2003 until 2006. From 2004-2006 he served as building manager of the Gristmill.