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, 8 December 2020

The English and Our Lady

Fr Hunwicke has posted on his blog to mark today’s Solemnity the text of a sermon of his from some years ago which he delivered at Pusey House. It is a classic example of his elegant combination of scholarship and panache, and excellent food for thought, and, to pick up on his concluding remarks, food for our journey in this life and this land. 

His post, if you have not already seen it, can be read at THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 

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