Fr Gabriel Cooper Rochelle, MA, MDiv, ThM, PhD, is an Orthodox priest.

A cleric for over 50 years, Fr Gabriel enjoys birding, baking bread, bicycling, and calligraphy in his spare time. Giving readers the benefit of his half-century in ministry, he writes on many subjects, with Celtic Christian spirituality being one of his favorite topics. Fr Gabriel and his wife live in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

You can read Fr Gabriel’s regular columns on faith in the modern world in the Las Cruces Sun-News and the Las Cruces Bulletin, and on cycling in the Desert Exposure.




Why Be Interested in Celtic Christianity?

July 1

A simple web search brings you tons of material on Celtic Christianity. You’ll find resources on the Scottish, Welsh, and Irish traditions. The Celts were once dominant from Germany west to the Atlantic Ocean. After ignominious defeats at the hands of the Romans, they were pushed to the western edges of the Roman Empire. These […]

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You Never Forget Your First Bicycle

December 25

Most of my buddies got their bikes as major presents at Christmas. If they scored big they would get a Schwinn Phantom or Panther cruiser with the spring shock absorber on the front and the box that looked like a motorcycle gas tank with an electric horn in it. These were the newspaper boy’s choice […]

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The Care and Feeding of Sourdough

May 22

We call the basic mix a starter, and starters may be saved and used for years, under proper care, by replenishment. REPLENISHMENT Replenishment means to return something to the depleted reserve of sourdough in order to restore the full amount you began with.

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The Heart of and in Calligraphy

August 17

Many years ago, when I first wrote Bread for the Wilderness, a book we plan to publish in a revised edition, Pani Susan said to me, “What you have written in the chapter about the spiritual aspect of bread baking could be easily applied to any craft. It’s more or less universal.” I realized that she […]

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Upcoming Events

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September 17, 2017, Sunday, 2-4pm: Highlighted author at “Celebrate Authors” event, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 West Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

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April 6, 2017, Thursday, 3-5pm: Book signing, 2nd floor lounge, Barnes & Noble NMSU1400 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

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March 11, 2017, Saturday, 10am-noon: Book signing. COAS Books Flagship Store, 317 North Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico  88001, 575-524-8471

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February 25, 2017, Saturday, 6:30pm: Book signing and open house, Spotted Dog Brewery. Join us on the patio, 2920 Avenida de Mesilla, New Mexico 575-650-2729

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Contact Fr Gabriel

What’s on your mind? I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line through the website or via USPS.

Fr Gabriel Rochelle
P.O. Box 540
Mesilla, NM  88046-0540

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