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.


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Celebrating Newman in Dublin

The New Liturgical Movement has pictures of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form and the text of the sermon preached by Fr Gerard Deighan last Monday in Newman's University Church at St Stephen's Green in Dublin.





It is a post worth looking at and reading, and can be found here.

In his sermon Fr Deighan makes the point that the design of the church, based on that of early Roman basilicas, reflects Newman's study in and response to patristic texts, pre-dating later splits and schisms.

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