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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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Let us weep before the God who made us (*Ps 94:6)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P | "Sin, even venial sin, is the only real sadness in life, the only enemy of peace, and the only problem tears can dissolve."  But what then moved our Lord to weep over Jerusalem? To show us the way to a heart that is a true house of prayer. Read more

Indulgences - what they're about and why they matter

Friday, November 13, 2020
By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | Are indulgences just a relic of the medieval imagination? Two articles of the Apostle's Creed might help make sense of a doctrine that is often quietly ignored. Read more

“Fear God, and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come” (Apoc. 14.7)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | The fourth of our series of meditations on the Gospel. In a world ravaged by illness, and as the liturgical year draws to a close, Br. Vincent Antony reflects on the end of all time. Read more

In God alone be at rest, my soul (Ps 61:6)

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.PHeaven is, in a certain sense, individual for each and every one. Every time we pray, we embrace something of the irreducible uniqueness of our relation to God, the relation that circumscribes the entirety of our being. Prayer cannot be substituted for another task, nor can another undertake the prayer that could only ever be mine. Delegation is simply impossible in the contemplative life. Read more

'Have I not been with you all this time?'

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | In the third of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Thomas reflects on the questions that Jesus poses to us in three parables from Luke's Gospel. Read more

All Saints

Friday, October 30, 2020
By Br Bede Mullens, OP‘What does it profit me that Christ was born of the Virgin, if he is not born in my flesh also?’ Read more

A Theology of Singing

Thursday, October 29, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | In the second of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Pablo reflects about the role that music and beauty play in our understanding of heavenly realities. Read more

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

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