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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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David Jones: the poet, painter, soldier, engraver

Friday, May 15, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | In the first episode of our new series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak with Fr Bob Ombres OP, canon lawyer and moral theologian, about his interest in the troubled genius David Jones. Read more

Christ the Bard

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | Among the depictions of Christ in the Roman catacombs, one not uncommonly finds him in the guise of a poet. What made the early Christians see the Lord this way? And if he is a poet, what is his song? Read more

A Holy Narcissa: St Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | Narcissism can be one of the pitfalls of a false self-knowledge. St Catherine of Siena suggests a way by which a true knowledge of self can lead us to love of God. Read more

The Seven Last Words - Introduction

Friday, April 03, 2020

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

In Times of Sickness

Friday, March 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | The Coronavirus outbreak is forcing us to confront a fragility in our way of life which we commonly have the good fortune to ignore. At the same time, Christians particularly should beware false panic or exaggerated speculation. What can we learn from the experience of a disease which will somehow affect us all, whether we contract it or not? Read more

Ash Wednesday: Dust and Resurrection

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | If Lent is a time for contrition, to feel down-broken by the weight of our sins and to do penance to show it, it is also a moment to let ourselves be re-fashioned by the God who gave us life and promises us victory over sin and death. Read more

The God Who Speaks: A lesson in holy daring

Thursday, February 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | It can seem that there is little rhyme or reason in the way God distributes his blessings, but if we have the courage to ask, we can be confident that we shall receive. Read more

Quodlibet 38: Guardian Angels

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

QuodlibetsI have difficulties believing in angels. Sometimes I feel people speak about their Guardian Angels when the Spirit is in action. How would you distinguish between these two realities?  Read more

A Saint and Sardines

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | St Thomas Aquinas was an intellectual giant with a wide heart and a wide girth. What can we learn from his life and teaching on his feast day? Read more

The Holy Innocents and God’s Wrath

Saturday, December 28, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | The firstborn of Egypt in themselves were surely just as innocent as the infants commemorated today. Is God then as unjust as Herod for bringing about their deaths? Read more

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