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, 6 August 2010

Newman chapels

The New Liturgical Movement recently published an excellent, illustrated article by Fr Symondson about the proposed chapels in honour of Cardinal Newman at the three Oratory churches of Birmingham, London and Oxford. You can read it here. There are a series of comments also worth reading. I look forward to being able to see, and pray at, all three.

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