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.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

More on St Bridget of Sweden

Further to my post about St Bridget of Sweden last week here is the link to Julia Bolton Holloway's site about the saint. It has a whole series of interconnected articles as well as images, including ones of the saint's cloak and cup. The whole site is a very useful introduction to St Briget/Birgitta's spirituality and the context in which it developed and was received.

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