Fr. J. Lambert St Rose
Fr. Lambert St. Rose, a native of St. Lucia has been a priest for over thirty-four years, he is graduate of the Regional Seminary of St. John Vianney and the Ugandan Martyrs in Trinidad. He holds a Masters in Theological Studies (Mths) from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin and also studied at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.
J. Lambert St. Rose, famous for his profound sermons and homilies, delivered with sterling clarity, has undoubtedly captured the hearts and minds of his listening audiences over the years. Now in his new incarnation as poet and novelist, he is raising eyebrows and stimulating the consciousness of his reading audience to an all-new level. In his anthology: Helen and Her Sister Haiti, ‘’a theological reflection on the social, historical, economic, religious, political and national consciousness with a call to conversion”, he has challenged the peoples of St. Lucia and Haiti to take cognizance of their struggles, their victimhood and their formation as a people in a post independent era. He further dared them to translate their sojourn into a new religious experience in a manner that will prove they are active participants in the incarnation with Christ Jesus, and to experience themselves as dynamic contributors to their ongoing furtherance and development as a people of God. In a recent novel, In Turbulent Waters - a best seller at home, he has unearthed the darkest side of his people’s culture and history and again appealed to their good sense to seek the path to conversion and peace. His most recent anthology: Our Father, Prayer and Praxis is again another daring exposée of the existing disparity between prayer, spirituality and social justice. A mind boggling discovery which begs the question: Why? Why do we not practise what we pray and why do we always do the opposite of that for which we pray?