Father Joseph, born and raised in South Africa, was born in 1957 and joined the Order in 1991. He was solemnly professed in 1995. Father Joseph has held many jobs in the Order and at Holy Cross Abbey including temporary Superior during Father Robert’s sabbatical a few years ago. He currently serves as the Cellarer (business manager) of the Abbey and is the Cemetery Manager and Gift Shop Manager. In the past, he has been Prior, Junior Master, and spiritual director for the Lay Cistercians.