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.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Bl. Antony Grassi

Today is the Feast of Bl. Antony Grassi of the Fermo Oratory. He was born in 1592 and died in 1671, being beatified in 1900. To make his life and vocation as a Son of St Philip better known Fr Dominic of the Oxford Oratory has composed a video about Bl. Antony illustrated by relics and images of him. It is well worth watching and is just over eleven minutes long. It can be viewed at https://youtube.com/watch?v=lVHH9g-Ks2w&feature=share

May Bl. Antony pray for us

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