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, 4 October 2012

Fr Stamnestro's Ordination and First Mass

Fr Martin Stamnestro, whose Ordination to the priesthood in Norway I mentioned the other day, has now sent me some photographs of the Ordination liturgy which can be seen here, and also of his first celebration of Mass, which can be viewed here. In both sets if you click on the photograph it expands to full size

Both occasions appear to have been suitably splendid, and the Church in Norway is fortunate to have such a dedicated priest as they now have in Fr Martin.

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