150 years ago, on 7 September 1868, Gerard Manley Hopkins entered the Society of Jesus at Manresa, Roehampton. Born in Stratford, Essex in 1844, he received his early education at the Cholmeley Grammar School in Highgate.
Old paintings of Saint Thomas the Apostle sometimes show him carrying a belt. According to pious legend the doubting of Thomas extended to the Assumption of Our Lady. He had been convinced of the Resurrection when the Risen Lord appeared to him and allowed him to inspect on his body t