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 July 2015

Sermon for St Aloysius Day



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The statue of St Aloysius in the Oxford Oratory as decorated for his feast day

Image; Oxford Oratory website

Here, from the Oxford Oratory website, is the text of the thoughtful and reflective sermon preached in the church on the feast of St Aloysius last month by the Master of Campion Hall: it can be read at St Aloysius' Day Sermon by Fr James Hanvey SJ

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St Aloysius

Image: Oxford Oratory website


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