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, 5 November 2013

Love and Mercy


Fr Blake has an interesting reflection on his blog about the Pope's emphasis on Christ's Mercy in his homilies rather than using the word Love, and on what it means if one chooses to reject that proffered Mercy. It can be read at Implications of 'Mercy'

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