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.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

The Papal Corpus Christi Procession until 1870

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi in the Traditional Rite. To mark this Shawn Tribe has a splendid post on his Liturgical Arts Journal site about the great Papal procession through Rome on the Feast until the invasion and loss of Rome in 1870.

I think we can all agree that those were indeed the days ….

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