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.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Forty Hours for Marriage


The parish of SS Gregory and Augustine in Oxford will hold the Forty Hours Devotion from Wednesday February 6th to Friday February 8th. The specific intention is to be "in defence of God-given marriage".


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The programme of devotions is as follows:

Wednesday February 6th  Sung Mass of Exposition in the Extraordinary Form at 6.00pm followed by Exposition 7.00pm - Midnight.

Thursday February 7th  Votive Mass for Peace in the Ordinary Form at 9.30am followed by Exposition 10.00am - 10.00pm.

Friday February 8th  Mass of the Blessed Sacrament in the Ordinary Form at 9.30am followed by Exposition 10.00am - 6.00pm.
High Mass of Reposition, Procession and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form at 6.00pm.

A Plenary Indulgence, with the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy Father's intentions can be obtained by those who spend at least half an hour in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed.

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