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, 8 December 2015

Wearing Liturgical Blue


There is an interesting post by Augustinus on RORATE CÆLI about the history of the "Spanish Privilege" of wearing blue vestments. It is essentially a post from a Philippines website, and gives a detailed account of the tradition. It can be seen at On "liturgical blue" for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

I have posted about this liturgical colour previously in Spanish Blue





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