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.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

St Peter and St Paul

Today is the Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul, although this year it will be transferred to tomorrow, being Sunday, in the rubrics for the Novus Ordo.

St Peter and St Paul by El Greco

Image: LMS website

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