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, 7 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Willesden

The shrine of Our Lady in what was once the rural village of Willesden was one that appears to have been especially popular. I have an account of it, and of the restoration of shrines in both the original church - now Anglican - and in the modern Catholic church in Our Lady of Willesden. This is supplemented by More on the rural London shrines of Our Lady, which also takes note of the Crome Hill shrine near Greenwich.

Our Lady of Willesden Pray for us
Our Lady of Crome Hill Pray for us 

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