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.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Furness

The Pilgrimage makes its only foray - or excursus - to the Lake Counties with a shrine I added in last year, to the Cistercian abbey of Furness. 

I cannot but think that Carlisle Cathedral, dedicated in the middle ages to the Virgin, did not have a votive statue of its patroness, but so far I have not come across any references to one.

My post from last year can be seen at Our Lady of Furness

Our Lady of Furness Pray for us

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