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, 27 June 2012

The Papal cappa


Fr Tim has an interesting note on the Hermeneutic of Continuity which is of interest to those who have an interest in matters of Papal attire and ceremonial - well, let's be honest,that's all of us is n't it? His post Blessed Pius IX a bit of a modernist? is about the Papal cappa. 

1 comment:

  1. prof giggles of the university of chuckles2 July 2012 at 21:47

    Cat got the Clever Boy's tongue?! Why so quiet?

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