Fr. Lambert St. Rose launches new book
Fr. Lambert J. St. Rose has launched his third publication, an anthology on the relationship between the Lord’s Prayer, spirituality and social justice which is entitled Our Father, Prayer and Praxis. Dedicated to his Eminence Cardinal Kelvin Felix, the book was launched at the auditorium of St. Mary’s College on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 in the presence of the Cardinal. The book is a collection of 143 poetic meditations divided along eight sections of the Lord’s Prayer (a) Our Father (b) Holy be thy name (c) They kingdom come (d) Give us our daily bread (e) As we forgive (f) Do not put us to the test (g) Deliver us from evil (h) The kingdom and the power and the glory. The book is edited by Loyola Devaux, J. Harvey and Nahdjla Carasco Bailey with a foreword by Deacon David Popo. The art work for the cover is by Shelly Noon and the book carries a number of sculptural pieces by sculptors Vincent Joseph Eudovic and his son Jallim Eudovic with photo credits to Jallim Eudovic, Carson Millar and Dr. Gilan Maynard. The book is published by Author House ( Edward Brothers Malloy, Thorofare , NJ, USA) and available from Amazon ( paperback $20.99 and kindle edition $3.99).
Fr. St. Rose’s two previous publications are Helen and her Sister Haiti ( A theological reflection on the social, historical, economic, religious, political and national consciousness with a call to conversion), Author House, 2011; and In Turbulent Waters ( Author House, 2014). Of Fr. St. Rose, Author House writes on the cover of his latest publication ” Famous for his profound sermons and homilies delivered with sterling clarity, the author 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 … he challenged the peoples of St. Lucia and Haiti to take cognizance of their struggles, their victimhood, and their formation as a people in a postindependence 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.”
“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. This anthology — Our Father Prayer and Praxis — is again another daring expose of the existing disparity between prayer, spirituality, and social justice. A mind boggling discovery that begs the question, why? Why do we not practice what we pray, and why do we always do the opposite of that for which we pray?”