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, 3 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of the Red Ark in York Minster

The third shrine on the Pilgrimage was situated in the south transept of York Minster and being next to the red chest - or ark - for donations to the cathedral fabric became known as Our Lady of the Red Ark. 

An account of what is known of this statue and devotion, together with links to other sites, is accessible in Our Lady of the Red Ark in York Minster

The post also includes something about the damaged twelfth century bas relief of the Virgin and Child now in the Minster crypt and the modern statue at the York Oratory.

Our Lady of the Red Ark Pray for us

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