Hopkinsian Retreat

hopkins dayspringIn case you missed it, last week we had a retreat with the poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), reading poems that reflected themes of the week. You can read more about the retreat along with the connection between poetry and mystery here, and follow it with these links.

Holy Thursday

Hopkins’s paraphrase of Aquinas’s Adoro Te Devote

Good Friday

We get into the Terrible Sonnets with “No Worst There is None” and a few other Hopkinsian poems.

  • Terce: “The Dark Morning” by Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
  • Sext: “The Dream of the Rood” (8th century)
  • None: “Our Lady of Sorrows” by Richard Crashaw (1613-1649)

Holy Saturday

“O Death, Death”


“Easter Communion”

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