DOMINICAN BIBLICAL INSTITUTE
Welcome to Dominican Biblical Institute from Ireland...
St. Saviour’s Dominican Church,
Glentworth Street, Limerick
Gerard Manley Hopkins’ ‘Wreck’ and Other Poems.
directed by Sr. Jo O’Donovan
The poetry sessions will continue with Gerald Manley Hopkins, in particular with the reading of The Wreck of the Deutschland, which is his greatest poem. The dramatic recounting of the wreck of a German ship in the Thames estuary, December 1875, in which a number of passengers and crew died, is a symbol of the poet’s own spiritual journey – the consolation-desolation felt by him at the hands of the Mastering God, the Father and Fondler of hearts. In addition, we will recap on some of the boisterous nature sonnets, introduce the Dublin poems and still other lesser known poems.
First meeting will be on October 1st Wednesday, 11.00 – 1.00pm
Newcomers are welcome. Poems and reading materials will be supplied.
Entrance to St. Saviour’s church hall is on Dominic’s Street, around the corner from Glentworth St and the Tait Clock.
Jo O’Donovan RSM was on the staff of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, from 1966–2002. In 2013 she published: Understanding Differently: Christianity and the World Religions.