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, 17 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Clare

The next shrine on the Pilgrimage route is also in southern central Suffolk at Clare. Clare is an attractive and historic town with a name to conjure with for a historian with its links to the Clare family and as the root of the title of the various Dukes of Clarence.

The shrine was in the medieval Augustinian friary and since 1953 devotion to Our Lady has  been revived there in what survives of the monastic buildings as can be read at Our Lady of Clare

Our Lady of Clare Pray for us

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