Father Peter Clarke

From the Diocese of Bridgetown

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

Time was when all I wanted from life was to be a simple pulpit preacher, even without a mike to enable my message to reach the distant corners of large churches. This was in the early 1950s. Now, with today’s galaxy of media outlets my words travel to every corner of the world. So it is for every modern preacher who is willing to become ‘media wise.’

Without shame I boast of being somewhat unique. My twin brother is also a Dominican priest. He is in England. I am in the West Indies. No problem here! The Internet unites us. Now at our disposal is a technology that enables us to dispatch quality recorded messages from an armchair on one side of a vast expanse of ocean to a radio station on the other. Thanks to Skype we have developed a deep trust between us, a willingness to share our insights. Each of us puts into a common pool his pastoral experience, his personal studies, and the anecdotes that have flavoured his personal life. Eagerly we evaluate, hone, correct and even trash each other’s work. Whatever appears to come from either of us is, in fact, the product of ‘TWINCLARKE CO. LTD.’ Now as octogenarians, as brothers we are closer to one another than ever before - at the intimate meeting of personal faith and mission - with the wonders of Information Technology being harnessed to our Dominican preaching! Absolutely marvelous!

ST DOMINICS LENTEN RETREAT
MUSIC AS A WAY OF PRAYING