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, 17 October 2016

Oxford Oratory Forty Hours


This past weekend has been the annual observance of the Forty Hours Devotion at the Oxford Oratory. Here are the images that have been published by the Oratory on its website:

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The Solemn Mass of the Sacred Heart on Sunday morning:

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Fr Dominic preaches:

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The elevation of the chalice:

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The Blessed Sacrament is exposed again at the end of Mass:

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Solemn Vespers of the Blessed Sacrament:

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The procession around our church:

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Benediction concludes the Forty Hours:

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Images:Photographs by Hannah Chegwyn/The Oxford Oratory




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