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.

Friday, 10 December 2021

Good news from Guadalajara

Rorate Caeli has a hopeful report about the FSSP quasi-parish of San Pedro en Cadenas in Guadalajara in Mexico. This had been suppressed in the immediate wake of Traditionis Custodes by the Cardinal
Archbishop of Guadalajara but now, following an apparently fruitful meeting with the parishioners, he has revoked this and allowed them to resume liturgy according to the 1962 Missal.

This does appear to be a very positive development and it must be hoped, indeed prayed, that this Traditionat community will be maintained and sustained. I have on occasion during lockdown watched online the Mass from Guadalajara and very much appreciated that it was being offered. Long may that continue.

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