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.


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Solemn Mass for the Immaculate Conception at the Oxford Oratory


Yesterday evening there was the Solemn High Mass for the Immaculate Conception at the Oxford Oratory. The preacher was Fr Richard Ounsworth O.P. from Blackfriars here in Oxford.

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The Elevation:
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The Ecce Agnus Dei:
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Photography by Hannah Chegwyn.
Images: Oxford Oratory website

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