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.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

St Olaf's Day

Apart from being the feast of St Martha today is also the feast of St Olaf (Olav) of Norway, the patron saint of the realm and 'perpetual King of Norway.'

My previous posts about him can be seen at St Olaf's day, St Eystein and St Olav

The detailed and informative Wikipedia article about him appears to have been updated and in its present form can be viewed at Olaf II of Norway

This is therefore a day upon which I remember and pray for my own Norwegian friends, and for the King and people of Norway.

May St Olav continue to intercede for them.


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