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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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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 - 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

Novels

Saturday, June 06, 2020

By Br Albert Robertson, O.PIn this episode of Not Just Theologians, we speak with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master of the Dominican Order and itinerant preacher, about his love of novels.  Read more

Upon Pentecost and the Visitation

Sunday, May 31, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.Our calendars often cause feasts to collide with each other on the same day, and this is true of today which would normally be the Visitation. Br Albert reflects on what we can learn from the collision of these two feasts of Pentecost and the Visitation. Read more

No escape from sacrament

Friday, May 08, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | Br Albert reflects on some lockdown reading —Boccacio's Decameron—, the psalms, art and the sacraments. Read more

Media Vita

Thursday, April 09, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | As we begin the Sacred Paschal Triduum, Br Albert reflects on what it means to celebrate the victory of life in the face of death. Read more

The Seven Last Words - 5. 'I thirst'

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The Seven Last WordsFrom the Friday before Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday, the student brothers offer you a daily meditation on the Seven Last Words from the Cross, to accompany you and help you prepare for the mystery of Easter. Read more

'Do you think this means that everything will change?’

Monday, March 30, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.Recently asked in a queue, "Do you think this means that everything will change?” Br Albert reflects on change, continuity, and renewal in the face of Coronavirus. Read more

The Fruits of Study: Hilary Term 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Despite the exceptional circumstances surrounding the end of this academic term, the student brothers, keeping a tradition of our blog, comment on some of their latest intellectual discoveries. Read more

The Transfiguration: a Christological Mystery

Sunday, March 08, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.We normally think of the Transfiguration as just a way of inoculating us against the harshness of Holy Week, but Br Albert suggests that if we open up the mystery with the help of St Thomas, we can see the wonder of salvation wrought for us by Jesus Christ: true God and true man Read more

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