A Staff to the Pilgrim

Are you seeking simplicity, quiet, peace?

The Celtic saints knew where to find it, and they will lead you on your pilgrimage.

A Staff to the Pilgrima-staff-to-the-pilgrim-book is a treasure trove of Celtic Christian spirituality. In it, we meet nine Celtic saints (five women, four men) who embody the spiritual themes of simplicity, silence, solitude, a sense of place and of mission, spirit, supplication, spiritual friendship, and sanctity.

Each chapter includes an introduction to the saint, heart-felt devotional essays that support each theme, the saint’s tropar (prayer), and an original pen-and-ink illustration. 


Illustrations for A Staff to the Pilgrim by Fr Gabriel Cooper Rochelle
Come wander with these heroes of Celtic spirituality. They will be shade in the heat, shelter in the cold, and a staff to the pilgrim.   

From the Foreword by poet Wally Swist: 

A Staff to the Pilgrim is an auspicious and true gift that combines the material and the physical with the spiritual and the transcendent. Fr Gabriel introduces the saints to us, then graciously hands us our own staff to be pilgrims on our way.