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, 18 May 2021

Our Lady of Doncaster

Today the virtual Marian pilgrimage has travelled a few miles south east from Wakefield to Doncaster and the Carmelite friary there. This was the home of the statue which came to be venerated at Our Lady of Doncaster. Like so many of theses shrines the surviving evidence is fragmented, but perhaps tells a more complete picture than in other cases. My post from last year attempts to draw evidence and online links together and can be seen at Our Lady of Doncaster

This is one of these later medieval shrines which have been re-established in the twentieth century and it is good that not that many yards along the High Street from the original site in the centre of Doncaster the modern Catholic church houses the present devotional statue.

Our Lady of Doncaster Pray for us

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