God Has Blessed Me With Faith

William L. Burke III

William L. Burke III

At the closing Mass on World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia last month, Pope Benedict XVI said: "My dear young friends, the Holy Spirit continues today to act with power in the Church, and the fruits of the Spirit are abundant in the measure in which we are ready to open up to this power that makes all things new. For this reason it is important that each one of us know the Spirit, establish a relationship with Him and allow ourselves to be guided by Him. However, at this point a question naturally arises: who is the Holy Spirit for me? ... This is why, as we prepare for the next World Youth Day, I want to invite you to come to know the Holy Spirit more deeply at a personal level." This message should resonate with all Christians, not merely the young. How are we as adults getting to know the Holy Spirit at a more personal level?

The Leadership forum is pleased to host the headmaster of Saint Sebastians School William L. Burke as its first speaker for this our ninth season. In his 19 years as headmaster at St. Sebastians, Mr. Burke has extensive experience in shaping the lives of many young men and brings his personal perspective to faith in God.

About the Speaker

William L. Burke III has been Headmaster of St. Sebastian’s since 1990. An English teacher, Mr. Burke received a B.A. at Middlebury College and an M.A. with Distinction at Boston College. He is a member of the Headmaster’s Association and has served on the boards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Independent Schools in New England. Mr. Burke is married to Dr. Patricia B. Burke, a child psychologist. The Burkes have four sons, all St. Sebastian’s men.


When: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
Where: Offices of Merrill Lynch, 125 High Street