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.


Friday, 21 August 2015

Celebrating and commemorating St Philip in Florence


Oxford Oratory website has two handsomely illustrated posts about the celebrations in Florence last month of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Philip Neri, and of the participation in them of members of the Oxford Oratory and also of some of the regular congregation.
They can seen at Celebrations of St Philip's Birthday in Florence and at More Photos from St Philip's Birthday Celebrations in Florence





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