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.


Monday, 20 January 2014

A Norbertine Deacon


The other day a friend pointed out to me the report on Norbertine Vocations of the conferring of the diaconate on my friend and fellow Orielensis Br Stephen Morrison, who is at St Philip's Priory in Chelmsford. His ordination took place on Epiphany Sunday and the Bishop of East Anglia was the ordaining prelate. The illustrated report can be seen here.

I extend my prayers and good wishes to Br Stephen for his ministry, and to the whole Norbertine community at Chelmsford.


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