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.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

The Inscription on the Cross

The website of the Oxford Oratory has an interesting piece by the late Fr Jerome Bertram C.O. about the relic of the Titulus, that is what is believed or claimed to be the sign fixed by Pontius Pilate over the head of Our Lord on the Cross. I recall Fr Jerome giving a talk about this to the Brothers of the Oratory some years ago and it is good that it has been made available to a wider audience. The illustrated post can be read at The Inscription on the Cross by Fr Jerome Bertram

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