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.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Bl.Dominic Barberi plaque in Reading

Thanks to my friend the Catholic Schoolmaster who attended the ceremony of dedication and took the photograph I can post a picture of the plaque commemorating Blessed Dominic Barberi which was unveiled in Reading yesterday.

The site is cloae to Reading station on Caversham Road

May Bl. Dominic Barberi continue to pray for the conversion of England.

This is a photograph he took of a window from the Church of St James in Reading (next to the site of Reading abbey and, indeed of Reading Gaol), which commemorates Cardinal Newman, Blessed Dominic Barberi, and the anniversary of the Church.

1 comment:

AndrewWS said...

Thank you for bringing this event to the world's attention, John - as far as I am aware, the only blogger to do so.

I was there and got my first sight of a real live Passionist. There were lots of clergy there including an Oratorian and Fr Elliott of the Ordinariate.