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Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Advent Art: Landscape with the Flight into Egypt, by Pieter Bruegel

Saturday, December 07, 2019

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P.In this Advent art post, Br Gabriel Theis reflects on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting Landscape with the Flight into Egypt (1563) and its implications for our attitude towards Advent. Read more

Advent Art: The Light of the World, by William Holman Hunt

Thursday, December 05, 2019

By Br. Bede Mullens, O.P. | Br Bede reflects on Christ's coming to the soul of each Christian, and on the paradoxes of Advent and Christmas. Read more

Remembering... Gareth Moore, O.P. (1948-2002)

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse, O.P. | Br. Thomas Thérèse remembers Gareth Moore's commitment to the Truth and opines we have much to learn from this commitment. Read more

Advent Art: Awaiting the New Kingdom

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | Br Vincent reflects about novelty and the world to come in the preaching of St Vincent Ferrer. Read more

Advent: Expectation and Promise

Sunday, December 01, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.“Behold, I am coming soon!” The promise has been uttered from the earliest years, whispered in the ears of prophets and proclaimed aloud by Apostles. Every empty promise from the first – “Ye shall be as gods” – has been a cheap imitation of this one true promise given first to Israel, renewed to the Church, stored in the hearts of all mankind.
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Remembering... Fr Vincent McNabb, O.P. (1868-1943)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P. | Br John Bernard considers Fr Vincent McNabb's understanding of prayer, and what might have drawn the crowds to listen to him at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. Read more

Christ the King

Sunday, November 24, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | Br Albert reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King. Read more

Remembering... Fr Conrad Pepler, O.P. (1908-1993)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P. | Br Daniel reflects on the life and work of Fr Conrad Pepler OP, a friar whose wisdom came  "alive not so much in carved blocks of stone or finely printed books but among living human beings. He was an artist in people." Read more

22nd November - St Cecilia

Friday, November 22, 2019

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P. | Today we celebrate the feast of St Cecilia, a Roman martyr and patron saint of musicians. Read more

Remembering... Fr John Malachy Clune, O.P.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Roberston, O.P.Br Albert remembers Fr John Malachy Clune, O.P., a friar he cared for as a novice and who died shortly after Br Albert’s profession.
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