On August 8th, 2020, our Brother Gabriel Mkhabela died unexpectedly in South Africa. He was born on June 12th, 1967, and professed vows at Saint Benedict’s Abbey, Polokwane, South Africa, on February 21st, 1995. Later he transferred his stability to the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.
Recently Brother Gabriel went to South Africa as his mother was nearing death. Sadly, because of quarantine restrictions, Brother Gabriel was unable to be with his mother when she died nor could he attend her funeral.
May the angels lead Brother Gabriel and his mother Violet into Paradise! Please pray for the eternal repose of their souls.
Brother Gabriel was a faithful monk and hard worker. He was a talented leather craftsman as well. He will truly be missed.
Abbot Christian and the monks of Christ in the Desert