26th July 2020
Belief in Hopkins’ turns
Brian McClorry SJ looks at how Hopkins uses a poetic device to illustrate the tensions and discoveries of faith in three of his sonnets.
17th April 2020
‘A dayspring to the dimness of us’
Teresa White FCJ considers how the words of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ ‘The Wreck of the Deutschland’ can speak powerfully to us about providence and ‘a mercy that outrides the all of water.’
17th December 2019
The Word became flesh
In the divine space between the readings for the fourth Sunday of Advent, we meet God who waits patiently for the right moment for the incarnation of the Word, and a God who hurries to give us grace.
4th November 2016
Enfolded in mercy
Teresa White FCJ reflects on how Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins articulated the way in which Mary’s own merciful gaze falls upon us.
26th August 2016
Daniel Berrigan SJ: Going back to the poetry
American Jesuit Daniel Berrigan died on 30 April 2016. As well as being an influential anti-war activist, he was a celebrated poet, and Emily Holman has relished the opportunity to ponder his words.
2nd March 2016
To comfort the afflicted
Attentiveness to and solidarity with the suffering of a fragile planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants is a Spiritual Work of Mercy, writes Teresa White FCJ.
30th July 2014
On Ignatius the Soldier
In the centenary year of WWI, and as Jesuits commemorated the bicentenary of their restoration, Philip Endean SJ explored the martial imagery associated with the founder of the Jesuits.
11th July 2014
The Two Vocations of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Philip Endean SJ surveys the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ and asks if there was conflict between Hopkins the poet and Hopkins the priest.
1st June 2012
A Timeless Magnificat
Through Mary we receive and understand the grace of God in a special way - 'we see the truth of God's promises fulfilled'. How can we be attentive to this all year round?
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