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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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Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Genesis tells us that God began his act of creation with light: “‘Let there be light’; and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good.”   Read more

Year of Mercy: Holy Year

Monday, March 21, 2016

The ecclesial tradition of a holy year or jubilee year began with Pope Boniface VIII in 1300.   Read more

Great dominicans: John Tauler

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It is not surprising that the Order of Preachers has historically been the home to men renowned and remembered for the power of their preaching.

Due to the diligent archival and transcription work of unsung scribes of ages past, some of the sermons of these great preachers have been preserved and can give us a unique way to encounter historical figures who otherwise might be reduced to a list of biographical data. In the case of the 14th century Dominican John Tauler, we have the great fortune to have a collection of eighty or so sermons on a variety of topics that are still worth reading today.  Read more

Great Dominicans: Bernard Gui

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bernard Gui, or Bernard Guidoni was born in 1261 in Royères, France, and is one of the more well known Dominican inquisitors.  Read more

Great Dominicans: Blessed Humbert of Romans

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In the Fundamental Constitutions of the Friars of the Order of Preachers, we read that “the Order of Friars Preachers founded by St. Dominic ‘is known from the beginning to have been instituted especially for preaching and the salvation of souls.’” (LCO II)  Today, we have precious few documents from St. Dominic himself that would help us better understand in what this preaching consists and how the Sons of St. Dominic are to undertake this task.  However, we do have the work of Blessed Humbert of Romans, the fifth Master of the Order, with which to understand how the earliest friars viewed the preaching mission.   Read more

Laudato Si' International Action

Monday, November 02, 2015

California CondorSolve this common environmental problem with a weird trick that will blow your mind! Read more

Great Dominicans: St Peter Martyr

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Preaching is in fact a dangerous activity. The life of Peter of Verona, often called Peter Martyr, illustrates one dimension of this danger.  Read more

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