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 14 May 2024

Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Clare

The return of a Catholic religious community to the medieval friary buildings at Clare in the twentieth century led to a revival of pilgrimage, and the renewal of devotion to Our Lady. The medieval friary belonged to the Augustinian Friars and was their headquarters. The history of the house ti 1538 is set out at Austin friaries: Clar in the VCH Suffolk ii 

Many of the pilgrims who visited went because of the noble dead who were buried there.

My first post about this is from 2022 and can be seen at Our Lady of Clare

The second is from last year and can be read at Marian Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Clare

May Our Lady of Clare pray for The King and all the Royal Family and for us all

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