5 July 2008
THOMAS X 5
Tomorrow is S Thomas' Sunday; we keep the External Solemnity of the Translation of S Thomas of Canterbury, which occurs on Monday. Today I said Mass (EF) of B Thomas Belston, one of the Oxford Martyrs. Come to think of it, S Thomas More comes about this time; another Oxford man. and ... gracious ... Thomas Cranmer, who died just outside Balliol (a horrid fate) has connections ... and so does Thomas Wolsey, whose arms (including the Cornish choughs he borrowed from the arms of Becket) still flies over his foundation of Cardinal College. There's a sermon here, for next year. Any advice about what I should say?