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.

Monday, 2 May 2022

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of the Undercroft in Canterbury Cathedral

The second shrine on the pilgrimage is in Canterbury Cathedral. I would stress the use of the present tense as not only does the late medieval screen work survive in the twelfth century crypt but the statue and devotion before it has been restored in the twentieth century. 

The history and restoration of this place of prayer can be seen at Our Lady of the Undercroft in Canterbury Cathedral

Our Lady of the Undercroft Pray for us

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