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.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Plenary Indulgences

Fr Tim Finigan has started his posts on The Hermeneutic of Continuity this year with an extremely useful guide as to how to obtain Plenary Indulgences, both on a day by day basis and on particular days. For those he provides a list of both fixed days and variable anniversaries. It can be read at Plenary indulgences for particular days.

I missed out on January 1st, but his list gives a quick guide for planning ahead, as well as providing for obtaining a Plenary Indulgence as part of one's regular spiritual discipline. It is the sort of information that would not come amiss in the porch of every church.

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