Quotation by Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as your duty.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Conclusion of "The Principle or Foundation." Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. W.H. Gardner (1953).

an address based on The Spiritual Exercises, written by St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the Spanish founder of the Society of Jesus. The Exercises, a series of guided meditations which serves as a key text in Jesuit spirituality, were an important influence on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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