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.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Liturgical enrichment and reconciliation

Fr Sean Finnegan has an excellent article on his Valle Adurni blog about the ways in which there appears to be growing appreciation of the concenpt of mutual liturgical enrichment between the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms of Mass. You can read it here. It presents evidence of many hopeful developments and should encourage all concerned with the genuine restoration and renewal of the liturgy.

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