Beginning Lent with Father Gerard’s “Nondum”

Throughout his short life, Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote occasional poems. Some were late apologies for missing a sister’s birthday. Others were designed to be presented to his Jesuit community, such as a playful description of a superior. And many were written to commemorate the liturgical season. During the Lent of 1866, he wrote the poem, … More Beginning Lent with Father Gerard’s “Nondum”

A Retreat with Hopkins

This would be an important week for my favorite poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins. As a Jesuit priest, he would have been active in the liturgies celebrated during this time. The Hopkins scholar, Joseph Feeney, even refers to “the busy Fr Hopkins during Holy Week.” We’re going to spend this week with “the busy Fr Hopkins,” dwelling on […]

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Hopkinsian Retreat

In 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 … More Hopkinsian Retreat