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.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Rosary Crusade - October 13th

On October 13th there will be the annual Rosary Crusade of Reparation from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory.

It is not only the feast of St Edward the Confessor, one of the patron saints of the cathedral, but it will also be the 95th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in 1917, and the procession is always one escorting the image of Our Lady of Fatima. 

Image:Rosary Crusade blogspot

There are more pictures from last year here.

The procession starts from the cathedral at 1.45, proceeds at Brompton for devotions in the Oratory church and concludes with Benediction and enrollment in the Scapular.

This is always an impressive act of witness through the heart of west central London, and draws many pilgrims - why not join them  to begin the Year of Faith?

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