Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B.,will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica by the Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D.
He is 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 M.I.S. from Penn State University in 1989. He entered the Saint Vincent monastic community in 2002 and made first profession of vows on July 10, 2003. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2008. He served his deacon internship at Saint Benedict Parish, Carrolltown.
He has two sisters, Lori A. Lingenfelter of Ridgway, Melanie A. Meyer of St. Marys, and a brother, Sean, of St. Marys.