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, 29 September 2012

The Bishop of Portsmouth


There has been a lot of interest in the blogosphere about the appointment, consecration and enthronement of the new Bishop of Portsmouth, Mgr Philip Egan. As his diocese extends as far north as Oxford, and  includes the parish of Holy Rood in Abingdon Road he is clearly of interest to Catholics here. There are a number of posts, with links, on the net about him and his consecration.

The Portsmouth diocesan website has videos and texts here.

There is a summary of the Archbishop of Westminster's sermon at Archbishop Nichols Welcomes Portsmouth Successor of the Apostles from the Zenit website.

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