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, 12 October 2015

Emperor Charles Novena

Today I began the Novena for the canonisation of Bl. Charles of Austria as part of the lead up to his feast day on October 21st. For convenience I have downloaded it to my mobile phone.


 Bl.Charles of Austria


The Novena and other prayers as well as a biography and background information together with a gallery of photographs can be found on the Emperor Karl League of Prayer website, at

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