Fr. Jim Clarke "Soul-Centered: Spirituality for People on the Go"
“Spirituality is a developmental process. It is the art of making connections, seeing the divine in the human, and claiming it for ourselves. Every day we become more human, or less human, depending upon our ability to reflect on our experiences... One of the signs of a healthy spirituality is that it offers a cohesive worldview: there is a place for everything and everyone—no exclusivism. All the parts fit together—tragedy and glory, suffering and joy—and everything in between. All the pieces play a part, but not necessarily equally.”
Fr. Jim Clarke, will present a one-hour Retreat based on his book "Soul-Centered: Spirituality for People on the Go."
He has also recorded five videos that will anchor our LinC 5-week Lenten Series, based on these topics from his book:
Signs of Holiness
With an extensive academic background in the fields of spirituality, adult education, counseling, ritual and depth psychology, Fr. Jim Clarke currently serves as the Chair of the Spirituality Commission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and is an Associate Spiritual Director of the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for Priests. Fr. Clarke’s experience includes 10 years of parish ministry followed by 10 years coordinating the Adult Religious Education and Evangelization program for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
“Just the clever and revealing chapter titles tell you that this book is worth reading! Jim Clarke writes from the trenches of experience—years of ministry, prayer, study, involvement in creative projects, and love for the suffering and deep need of God's people. This is the school that matters. Open Soul-Centered and you will find rich food inside!”
— Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
Center for Action and Contemplation
“Based on his rich experience in pastoral ministry and spiritual direction, Fr. Jim Clarke offers a practical and useful guide for laypersons who are interested in fostering their spiritual development. This work is a timely response to the need of many who yearn for more religious nourishment than they are receiving from church attendance, and find themselves in need of concrete guidance on how to live more spiritually grounded in their fast-paced lives. In short, easy-to-read chapters, Clarke lays out in helpful ways the essential building blocks of a vibrant spirituality.”
— Wilkie Au, PhD
Author, The Enduring Heart: Spirituality for the Long Haul