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, 5 January 2012

Solemn Profession at Ryde

Please remember in your prayers Sister Elizabeth Burgess, formerly of the Oratory Parish here in Oxford, who will make her Solemn Profession as a Benedictine nun at St Cecilia's Abbey Ryde in the Isle of Wight tomorrow.

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