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.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Ely

The Pilgrimage route now turns westwards to Ely Cathedral and to a devotion that pre-dates the establishment of a bishop’s throne in the great Benedictine abbey on its island in the Fens in 1109. 

The story of the votive image at Ely and of both devotion to her there and of the destruction of it can be read at Our Lady of Ely

Our Lady of Ely Pray for us

1 comment:

Matthew F Kluk said...

I went to you earlier piece, and then felt the need to see an image of the statue online. It is hideous indeed!