A retreat for those interested in prayerful exploration of the relationship between the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The retreat consists of a conversation between the retreatant and God. It involves periods of silence, a general introduction to the Spiritual Exercises together with their overall structure and dynamic, with specific attention to key meditations and contemplations. Selected poems and other texts from Hopkins will be suggested as a kind of lectio divina for each stage of the Exercises. This is not an individually guided retreat but an opportunity will be available to meet with a spiritual director.