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.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

St Thomas returns to Canterbury


The BBC News website has an article about the visit to England of the relic of St Thomas of Canterbury from Esztergom in Hungary. An elbow bone fragment believed to have come from the body of St Thomas Becket was taken back to Canterbury Cathedral, 845 years after he was murdered there.

The report, with links to related articles and videos about St Thomas and his relics can be seen below, as can a selection of other articles from various websites about the visit:
Thomas Becket bone fragment carried to Canterbury

Hungarian Pilgrimage to Reunite Thomas Becket Relics with Cathedral

rcdow.org.uk/.../hungarian-pilgrimage-to-reunite-thomas-becket-relics-with-cathedral...
The Hungarian pilgrimage dedicated to St Thomas Becket takes place in May. The saint's relics from the Diocese of Esztergom will be reunited with his relics ...

Reuniting the Relics of St Thomas Becket - Diocese of Westminster

rcdow.org.uk/vocations/blog/reuniting-the-relics-of-st-thomas-becket/
In a joint initiative with the Church of England and the Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Embassy of Hungary will bring a relic of St Thomas Becket, ...

St Thomas Becket relic returns to UK from Hungary after 800 years ...

www.catholicherald.co.uk/.../st-thomas-becket-relic-returns-to-uk-from-hungary-after...
23 May 2016 - St Thomas Becket relic returns to UK from Hungary after 800 years ... The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland.

Thomas Becket relic will be brought back to Britain for first time in 800 ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Relic-murdered-archbishop-Thomas-Becket-England-pilgrimag...
23 May 2016 - Church leaders hope that the week-long tour of his relics will help to revive awareness of Becket's importance as well as building bridges ...

Becket's bones return to Canterbury Cathedral

www.anglicannews.org/news/2016/.../beckets-bones-return-to-canterbury-cathedral.as...
23 May 2016 - This relic of St Thomas Becket is touring south-east England this week from its home in Esztergom, Hungary, and will be at Canterbury ...

Bones of Thomas Becket to return to Canterbury – via Hungary ...

www.telegraph.co.uk › News › Religion
21 Jan 2016 - Relics which escaped Reformation and became a symbol of resistance to Communism return to site of murder after 800 years in gesture of ... 


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