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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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Thomistic Institute Conference on 'The Common Good'

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Robertson | 'For St Augustine the City of God and the City of Man exist side-by-side, sometimes rather uncomfortably; but for Augustine the true vocation of the City of Man is only fully realised in light of its proper relationship to the City of God.' Br Albert tells us about his recent participation in the Thomistic Institute Conference in Washington D.C on the Common Good in St Augustine's The City of God. Read more

Solemn Profession 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

News | On Saturday 10th of August, our Brother Albert Elias made Solemn Profession in the Order of Preachers. Read more

What we've been reading

Sunday, June 16, 2019
As the end of term approaches, the student brothers comment on their latest literary pursuits.

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What is the significant life of a Dominican House of Studies?

Sunday, June 09, 2019
By Br Albert Elias Robertson What is the significant life of a Dominican House of Studies? This is the question asked by our brother Fr Cornelius Ernst, OP in his inaugural lecture as Regent of Studies in October 1966. He was speaking at a turbulent time, with the Second Vatican Council just ended, the older structures of the life had broken apart. Read more

Dominican Life: Study

Monday, May 27, 2019
By Br Albert Robertson | "So, I guess you study a lot…” is one of the more common responses when people find out I’m a Dominican. It has the advantage of being one of the more accurate ideas that people have of the life of a Dominican; I study for my formation as a priest, but also as part of the spiritual discipline of the life I’ve undertaken. Read more

I believe in Jesus Christ; truly human

Saturday, December 22, 2018

By Br Albert Elias Robertson Over the summer, while on pilgrimage in Lourdes, a fellow friar sitting next to me said, ‘Isn’t extraordinary that God has a mother?’ Read more

Gaudete et Exultate

Monday, May 14, 2018

By Br Albert Robertson | In his recent apostolic exhortation Gaudete et exultate, our Holy Father Francis reflects on the everyday simplicity of the beatitudes as a way of ordering our lives towards holiness, describing holiness as ‘the most attractive face of the Church’ (Gaudete et exultate, §9). Read more

Mystici Corporis - A mystery for Easter

Saturday, April 07, 2018

By Br Albert Elias Robertson This post is the first of a series on the teaching magisterium of Pope Pius XII whose sixtieth anniversary of death occurs this year. His writings cover a vast range of topics, from international politics to the Mystery of the Church, from the Rosary to the use of sacred music. Over the coming months, we’ll be offering short reflections on some of these texts. Read more

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

By Br Albert Robertson | The events of Good Friday should leave us desolate. To truly enter into the events of Good Friday, even though we know the good news of the Resurrection of Our Lord from the dead, we must feel something of that desolation experienced by the disciples that first Easter, when all seemed lost.  Read more

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday marks the opening of the most dramatic, most important, and most holy time of the Christian year, for we celebrate the great mystery of our salvation sacramentally entering the events of the Sacred Triduum.  Read more

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