Hopkins Anniversary

by dotMagis Editor

Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJThis year marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ. In celebration of the Jesuit poet, Boston College is hosting an exhibition of Hopkins-related memorabilia. The exhibit also includes works about Hopkins.

Paul Mariani, professor of English and Hopkins biographer, said:

“…it is my experience that his words can best be understood in terms of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, which so deeply shaped him as a priest and as a poet. By this I mean his sense of composition of place and the radiance of the quotidian, manifesting itself in his sacramental reading of a Spirit-saturated world and of his own increasingly complex, kenotic, and celebratory passage through that world: his and ours.”

Learn more about the Hopkins anniversary exhibit here.

May 6, 2014

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