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, 17 August 2015

Assumption traditions

Gregory di Pippo at the New Liturgical Movement has a post about the traditions surrounding the story of Our Lady's  Assumption, and also  about an Assumptiontide custom of which I was not aware - that of blessing herbs - which  may well be of interest to readers. It can be seen at The Blessing of Herbs on the Feast of the Assumption

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