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authorBishop Gabriel Malzaire was born at Mon Repos in St. Lucia, on October 4, 1957. His formal theological education consists of a BA in Theology from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (1984), MA in Theology from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (1989), Licentiate and Doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1996-2000).

His work experience included, teaching at the Mon Repos Combined School (1975–1979); assistant parish priest, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Soufriere, St. Lucia (1985–1987); assistant director of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre and Assistant Parish Priest of the Good Shepherd Parish at Babonneau in St. Lucia (1989–1992); Parish Priest of St. Lucy’s Parish, Micoud, St. Lucia (1992–1993), lecturer at the Regional Seminary, Trinidad (1993–1996 and 2000–2002), apostolic administrator of the Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre, Antigua/Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands (2007–2012); and bishop of the Diocese of Roseau from 2002 to the present time.

His publications include, “Towards a Caribbean Christian Civilization,” Theology in the Caribbean Today: Perspectives (1994); Pastoral Letter on Reconciliation (2004); Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist (2005); Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education in the Territory of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (2011); A Decade of Grace (2012) and Eucharist & The Poor (2014). He was a regular columnist for the Catholic Chronicle newspaper of the Archdiocese of Castries (1989–1996).

In 2006, Bishop Malzaire was awarded the title “Man of the Year 2005” by the leading newspaper of Dominica, “The Chronicle,” in its issue of 6 January 2006.

On the occasion of the celebration of the twenty-seventh anniversary of its independence in 2006, the government of Saint Lucia awarded him the Saint Lucia Medal of Honour (Gold) SLMH for eminent service toward the growth and development of the church.