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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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Blackfriars Hall 'Fighting Fund'

Friday, October 23, 2020

News | Blackfriars Hall has just launched a new fundraising campaign to respond to the impact the Covid-19 crisis will have on its future. Read more

Our God is a consuming fire

Thursday, October 22, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P | In the first of our new series of reflections on the Thursday Gospel, Br Albert looks at the fire that Christ sends, not one that destroys all in its path, but one that "consumes vice, confirms virtue, and offers the world true peace". Read more

He Descended into Hell

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | 'Sometimes we may feel we’ve dug ourselves into a tight spot. Sometimes this spot feels very tight, and very deep indeed. But it can never be too deep or too tight for God’s grace. I can hope—I must hope—for as long as I live'. Read more

A new term begins at Blackfriars

Saturday, October 17, 2020

News | A somewhat unusual term has begun at Blackfriars, but the student brothers are once more ready to bring new content to Godzdogz. Read more

Iris Plena Laetitia

Thursday, October 08, 2020

News | Below you can find Br Bede's reflection for the Rosary Vigil that took place in Blackfriars Oxford on 7th October, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The link to the live stream can be found at the end of the post. Read more

Friendship vs Prudence? St Therese of Lisieux's Little Way

Thursday, October 01, 2020

By Br Thomas Therese Mannion | ‘How often do we use prudence as an excuse not to fulfil the demands of charity?’ On the feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Br Thomas reflects on this great saint's secret to grow in love of God and of neighbour. Read more

Campos de Castilla

Friday, September 18, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | Br Pablo shares his reflections on the feast of St John Macías, a Dominican saint who was a shepherd in his youth and learned the secrets of prayer in his long hours contemplating the landscape. Read more

The Beatitudes - 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Beatitudes | "We sometimes hear it said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church... It might as well be said that it is the cement of the Church in every present generation" Br Bede reflects on the blessedness of the persecuted in the Eighth Beatitude.
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The Beatitudes - 7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Beatitudes | "To live an integrated life, to live a peaceful life, we must live a sacramental life." Br Albert reflects on the peacemakers and the Seventh Beatitude. Read more

The Beatitudes - 6. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Beatitudes | "There is at work in us a power able to accomplish abundantly more than we can imagine." Br Daniel reflects on the Sixth Beatitude, Blessed are the Pure in Heart. Read more

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