Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Monday, 17 May 2010

EF Serving Master class


Although I was unable to attend I am assured that the serving Master  class for the Extraordinary Form last Saturday at Blackfriars in Oxford went well. Not only was it well attended and well conducted, but it also had the great benefit of developing contacts between like-minded people. 2010 05 15_6002There is an illustrated account here from Dr Joe Shaw, from which I have copied one of the photographs, and also here from one of the tutors, fr. Lawrence Lew on NLM as well as on Libera me. The Society of St Tarcisius which was inaugurated at the training day has its own website, Society of St Tarcisius.
This seems in itself to be an excellent idea, and a group to which I will hope to be admitted as a member.

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  1. If you are a server at the traditional mass, then please consider joining the Sodality as a member or supporter. For maximum impact, we need to recruit as many members as possible quickly! For a leaflet, email secretary@saint-tarcisius.org.uk

    Saint Tarcisius
    Fidelis usque ad mortem.

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