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.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

St Oswald of Northumbria, King and Martyr

Today is the feast day of St Oswald King of Northumbria. It provides me with an opportunity to give the links to previous posts I have written about him and his cult.

They can be seen at Peterborough - which deals particularly with the relic of his holy arm once preserved at the abbey (now the cathedral) there - and at St Oswald and St Oswald King and Martyr.

May St Oswald continue to pray for all who invoke his aid.

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