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, 28 July 2015

Oratorians commemorate St Philip Neri in Florence


A friend has very kindly sent me the link to a video of some of the celebrations last week in Florence to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Philip Neri. These included the unveiling of a plaque on his birthplace, as can be seen in the clip by following the link at  https://youtu.be/NWzfIwdg9y4



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