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.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

The Tabernacle in the Sun

Yesterday, October 13th was the 104th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.   The ever worthy Fr Hunwicke marked the day with a quintessentially informed and insightful post about how the Church has traditionally interpreted the significance of the imagery of the Tabernacle in the Sun in Ps.18 (19). He skilfully draws upon his knowledge and understanding of theology, history, linguistics and liturgy to make his case … which can be read at Psalm 18 (RSV19) and the Miracle of the Sun.

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