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, 23 February 2011

Extra Masses in the 'usus antiquior' in Oxford


There will be a celebration of Mass in the usus antiquior this coming Friday, February 25th, at 6 p.m. at the church of SS Gregory and Augustine in Oxford It will be a Votive of the Passion and is being celebrated as such because of a particular intention.

Next week there will be celebrations in the usus antiquior as is usual at SS Gregory and Augustine on Wednesday, and also the monthly First Thursday and First Friday Masses there. All are at 6pm.

Not only are these opportunities to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form, but a further opportunity to demonstrate support for the Pope's initiative in issuing Summorum Pontificum when there is, apparently, renewed debate about its application - and if you have n't signed the NLM petition supporting the widest application of the motu proprio yet, go and do so!


1 comment:

  1. Actually John, something you might like to know and maybe mention is that Juventutem Oxford is being launched next week at SS G&A for the Wednesday Mass, which will be a sung Mass of St Chad. THen there will be a meal after for young Catholics 18-35 attached or intrigued by the traditional Mass at a restaurant of as yet unknown location in central Oxford. There is a facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190204841010689

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