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WATCH: an Easter meditation with the Prince of Wales

04 April 2021

In an Easter meditation produced by Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, the Prince of Wales recites the poem “God’s Grandeur”, by the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. It speaks of a promise of renewal for both the physical world and spiritual life. 

The Head of Stonyhurst, John Browne, said: “We are delighted that through Stonyhurst, His Royal Highness will be able to reach Catholics and the wider Christian community around the world at Eastertide. Our meditation, includes participation from pupils, highlighting the importance of the younger generation, whose stewardship of the planet provides our hope for the future.”

The 20-minute meditation is composed of three sections (nocturnes), with poetry and scripture, music, and prayers led by the pupils of Stonyhurst College, Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, and St Joseph’s Primary School, Hurst Green. A reflection on the Passion of Christ is given by Fr Nicholas King SJ of Campion Hall, Oxford.

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