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Fr. Clement Jolly

Clement Stanislaus Jolly
13th November, 1932
St. Joseph, Dominica


Roman Catholic priest


Ernesta Jolly (née La Rocque) and Shand Louis Jolly

Cuthbert, Ervinia, Hermia (Licorish, deceased), Veranine, Christabel (Blatcher), Eletra, Bermeline, Eugenia, Aurelius, Athenia (Charles)


1936–40 San Sauveur Primary School, San Sauveur, Dominica Dominica
1940–43 Wesley Primary School, Wesley, Dominica
1944–50 Dominica Grammar School, Roseau, Dominica
1957–62 Seminary (C.Ss.R.), Belgium
1970–72 Benedictine University, Rome, Italy
1974–75 Divine Word International Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
1990 S.V.D Renewal Centre, Nemi, Italy

1950 Cambridge School Certificate, Grade I
1970 Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology, Benedictine University, Italy
1975 Diploma in Religious Education, Divine Word International Institute, Canada


1951–52 Teacher, St. Mary’s Academy, Roseau, Dominica
1953–55 Military service, U.S. Army
1962?–present Parish Priest, Dominica
1966–69 Assistant Parish Priest, Antigua & Barbuda
2001–present Editor/publisher, Building Bridges magazine


1981 The Kingdom and The Power
1982 The Christian Adventure
1983 Called to Love
1984 Word and Life
1985 A Time to Remember
Secrets of the Kingdom
1987 Lord, Teach Us To Pray
1990 You Can Change The World
1993 Rainbow Man
A Rainbow of Delight
1994 Paths to Development
1995 The Journey and The Ecstasy
1997 Song of the Dove
2003 Children of The Sunset
2010 Adventure in Hope
2011 Lilies in The Field
2013 Dreams and Realities
A Piece of Earth: A Book of Poems
2014 On The Roadside of History: The Life and Times of Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D.


1993 Dominica Meritorious Service Award, Government of Dominica
Dominica Grammar Past Students School Honour Roll, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica
1997 Golden Drum Award, Division of Culture, Dominica
2002 Roosevelt Douglas Foundation Award, Dominica
2012 Mahaut Reunion Award, Mahaut, Dominica
Canefield Community Award, Canefield, Dominica


• Won the Co-operative Scholarship award to the Dominica Grammar School, in 1944.
• Ordained to the priesthood in 1962 by Bishop Arnold Boghaert, at the Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral, in Roseau.
• Was one of the mediators during the conflicts with the Dreads in Dominica, in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
• Manager of the Dominica team in the Secondary Schools’ Caribbean Travellers Cheques Quiz Competition in 1983—the team placed 2nd.
• Spearheaded the fund-raising to build the Canefield Catholic Church.
• Host of radio show, Readings: Poetry and Prose