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, 1 July 2016

The Consecration of Westminster Cathedral

Today is the Feast of The Precious Blood, which is one of the patronal feasts of Westminster Cathedral and to mark the day Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement has a fine post about  The Consecration of Westminster Cathedral which comes from The Tablet in July 1910- it is perhaps a bit different in tone from what we would expect from the Bitter Pill these days.

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