Priest laments ‘dysfunctional society’

Catholic Priest, Lambert St Rose, launched his third publication yesterday declaring that “we are all aware that we are presently living in a dysfunctional society.”

St Rose launched his new book – Our Father Prayer and Praxis at the Archbishop’s Office in Vigie.

The clergyman expressed the view that the publication would be a catalyst for a new wave of consciousness for the society.

St Rose felt that the society is clamoring for a “new soul” at this time in its history and is in search of a genuine spirituality that will bring about the new paradigm of a new social justice and level of consciousness.

He explained that ‘Our Father Prayer and Praxis’ is an anthology which makes a distinction and relationship between the ‘Lord’s Prayer’, spirituality and social justice.

“It is nothing short of a curriculum – a manual for the complete transformation and the transubstantiation of  the human person through prayer and grace,” St Rose told members of the media at the press launch of the book.

The Catholic Priest said:

“Humankind through their continuing relationship and communion with God or the dialogue with God and Christ are meant to  experience a radical but not  superficial transformation – a transformation that is so profound that humankind become collaborators with God and Christ in transforming and recreating the face of the earth.”

He stated it means that every man and child in communion with God becomes an agent of change and transformation at every level.

St Rose said the book takes a deep look at ethnic prejudice, partisan politics, economic inequality, exploitation, cultural indifferences, demonic activities and all issues  which serve as serious indictments towards achieving quality spirituality and brotherhood for which persons pray using the ‘Lord’s Prayer’.

According to St Rose, the book asserts that prayer must never become “useless prattle”.



  1. Anon1
    December 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Have to admit slightly, no very disappointed with the Archbishop mainly for not being more PUBLICALLY vocal in denouncing the Rape epidemic, murders, burglaries… happening in St Lucia.

    Understandable your house (Catholic Priest – Vatican) is not in order due to the revelation of Catholic Priests rampant Child Molestation cases across the World.

    However do we no longer have any genuine God fearing priests left in St Lucia to regularly and publically address the ills currently plaguing the island!

    1. M
      December 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Agree. First know thyself. The church is not guiltless in our current predicament.

  2. LucianGemini
    December 2, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    It’s amazing, considering the Catholic Church has been the most influential institution in our society for the past few hundred years. Maybe it’s time we pull away from them and use different standards, e.g. the human rights approach, to direct our children and society.

  3. Anonymous
    December 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Well what can be said about that . Dysfunctional society. Let’s look at why the society is dysfunctional. Can one truly say that the church has been there to make thing more functional? No. The lies they accept as tradition . Christmas for one how can they say that Jesus the Son of God was born on that day . When three months later they will be celebrating his death and he lived for 33 1/2 years. Do the math and let God be found true and all men as liars.

  4. truth
    December 4, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Yes we are living in a dysfunctional society, one that no human can fix. I agree each of us has a responsibility to do good and set an example but only God can fix the world. What did he do in Noahs day with all the wicked ppl? Sodom and Gomorrah? Today our world is even worse. He will clean it out. It’s impending and those in position to teach the truth and have not done so will pay a heavier price. Be warned.

  5. Steve schisler
    December 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Fellow commenters might do well to read a bit of this priests writings and daily posts and reflections. He doesn’t just point fingers outside the church, but often inside. He doesn’t shy away from the truth, even as it looks at the institution in which he has dedicated his life. He is a refreshing voice for conservancy and faithfulness to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world today!

    1. Anonymous
      December 9, 2016 at 12:22 am

      I concur with Steve Schisler. The writer is very passionate about things being done right and so he doesn’t shy away from the truth.

  6. Anonymous
    December 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Remember, brothers and sisters, the good book tells us “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Let us not be quick to find contention in small areas of doctrinal teaching. Perhaps the Roman Catholic Church , the largest christian population, seems like an obvious target because of it’s extensive history and universal presence. Nevertheless, let us not become enemies of ourselves, Christians against Christians with different religious affiliations, and ultimately perpetuate the division of a “dysfunctional society.” Remember, that we all are The Church, even though there a several denominations that we use to categorize doctrine, so despite denominational affiliations the greater task is to see not doctrine, but for each of us to see the light of Jesus Christ in all people. Nelson Mandela essentially tells us we learn to hate but love comes easier because it is intrinsic. Therefore, let us not find satisfaction from pointing out minor difference if the central message, from any religious group, is for the glory of God and not the self-serving gratification making a point to make another look bad. We all go to a church and will find contention or even doubt in the words of a pastor, priest, deacon, elder, or even a layperson; it is up to us then to find the truth in the Bible. Even so, if we are not led by the spirit, then we are leaning on our own understanding when reading the bible. So, as we continue to “sin and fall short of the glory of God” let us remember that in a world where the bible is misinterpreted to appease immoral conduct we should foster a society of love and not hate, especially amongst our fellow Christians.

    1. Anonymous
      December 9, 2016 at 12:18 am

      You have spoken well…