Bill Clarke, SJ

Bill Clarke, SJ, is a member of the team of spiritual directors at Loyola House of Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph and continues his commitment to L'Arche.


15 posts

    "Why was I a Catholic priest from the other side of the world given the privilege of shepherding this Buddhist in his passage into the fullness of  life?  For me it was a Eucharist moment with an echo of the words of Jesus, “This is my body given up for you.”"...

    "There seems to be a luscious harmony in this season that is preparing us for the oncoming celebration of the great feast of Pentecost."...

    "During this pandemic how are we inviting Jesus to deepen his healing and life giving presence in our hearts, in our families and in our world?  Or in another way how is Jesus encouraging and supporting us to live this precious time with Him?"...

    " . . these failures make me more aware of my need for God to come more deeply into my heart, into my life and into our world."...

    " During these years many wonderful trees have befriended me in a way that is totally surprising to me. It was a tree that took the initiative in one of the early years."...

    "On one occasion I could hear the leaves and the wind whispering to each other and see the branches gently swaying to the wind’s rhythms.  I seemed to hear the message; “Tell them to listen and let the Spirit move them”. "...

    "Jean’s spirit continues to infuse these communities with his vision that each and every human being whatever their gifts or limitations are a valued precious child of God that can contribute to the well being of our world."...

    "Hopefully our Lenten journey will be a time to choose more deeply and consistently our belovedness."...

    "There are so many people and even whole countries that are experience desperate poverty with children and other vulnerable people by the thousands even millions dying each day. It is shamefully little for me to experience a bit of hunger from time to time. "...

    "My favourite poet Gerard Manley Hopkins says it well in his Spring with the opening line: “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –“ and later in the poem asks; “What is all this juice and all this joy”?"...

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