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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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The Beatitudes - 4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Beatitudes | The fourth meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'The Lord not only reveals to us what the world is really like, but shows us also how to respond to these realities'. Read more

The Preacher of Grace

Saturday, August 08, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | It is easy to forget that St Dominic's life is a story of failure, of dead ends and frustrated plans, which nevertheless manifested God's designs and was made fruitful by this saint's profound life of prayer, a true example of holiness in hard times. Read more

The Beatitudes - 3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Friday, August 07, 2020

The Beatitudes | The third meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'few virtues demand greater courage of us than meekness'. Read more

The Beatitudes - 2. Blessed are the those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Beatitudes | The second of our summer series on The Beatitudes from St Matthew's Gospel. Why should mourning bring us happiness? Read more

The Beatitudes - 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Beatitudes | This summer, the student brothers invite you to meditate on the Beatitudes of St Matthew's Gospel. Read more

Reflections on Anti-Catholicism and the Necessity of Preaching the Gospel

Monday, July 20, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P. | Br Thomas reflects on the rising wave of acts of persecution against Christians in the West and how we might respond as witnesses of the Gospel. Read more

Nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God

Saturday, July 11, 2020

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P This then is the true heart of the monastic Office: to learn to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17), so that the entire day may become wholly permeated by a ceaseless spirit of prayer. This wonderful function of the Office is one that is especially attractive on account of its universality: all Christians may profitably pray the Divine Office. So, then, let us all strive to take up this Work of God and so run "on the path of God's commandments, [with] hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love".    Read more

Christianity and Tragedy: the case of St Alexius

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.What are we to make of St Alexius, a man who abandoned loving parents without notice and hid his identity when he met them again? Is this Gospel inhumanity? Read more

Diaconal Ordination - Br Joseph Bailham OP

Monday, July 06, 2020

News | On Saturday 4th July, the Brothers celebrated the Diaconal Ordination of Br Joseph Bailham, OP, at the hands of Philip Egan, the Bishop of Portsmouth. Read more

Not Just Apostles?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.PHistory does not relate whacky interests or peculiar pursuits of the apostles, but we do know a bit about their pre-apostolic careers. Read more

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