Monday 16 November 2020

St Gertrude (whose feast day also falls today) and St Ambrose had nothing to do with each other in life, so why are they the only two saints on our reredos looking at each other? They were given in memory of a husband and wife, Ambrose and Gertrude. He was clearly very devoted to her, because when she died he also commissioned the stained glass window of St Gertrude in the Lady Chapel. #oxfordoratory

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