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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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Irish Folk Music and the Flute

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P In the third episode of our series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak to Fr Robert Gay OP, the prior of Blackfriars Oxford and biologist turned bioethicist, about Irish folk music and his adventures with the flute. Read more

Talking about Talking

Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P In the second episode of our series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak with Fr Richard Ounsworth OP, a scripture scholar, about his love of all things linguistic. Read more

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

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

Bede Jarrett: A Model of Religious Obedience

Monday, January 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | Bede Jarrett, the founder of Blackfriars, Oxford, can be an example to us all of how to entrust ourselves into the Lord's loving hands. Read more

Remembering... Gareth Moore, O.P. (1948-2002)

Saturday, November 30, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse, O.P. | Br. Thomas Thérèse remembers Gareth Moore's commitment to the Truth and opines we have much to learn from this commitment. Read more

Remembering... Fr Vincent McNabb, O.P. (1868-1943)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P. | Br John Bernard considers Fr Vincent McNabb's understanding of prayer, and what might have drawn the crowds to listen to him at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. Read more

Remembering... Fr Conrad Pepler, O.P. (1908-1993)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P. | Br Daniel reflects on the life and work of Fr Conrad Pepler OP, a friar whose wisdom came  "alive not so much in carved blocks of stone or finely printed books but among living human beings. He was an artist in people." Read more

Remembering... Fr John Malachy Clune, O.P.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Roberston, O.P.Br Albert remembers Fr John Malachy Clune, O.P., a friar he cared for as a novice and who died shortly after Br Albert’s profession.
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Remembering... Fr Yves Congar, O.P. (1904-1995)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

By Br. Vincent Antony Löning, OP | Br. Vincent Antony reflects upon the life of eminent theologian Cardinal Yves Congar, peritus of the Second Vatican Council who at one time lived at our priory in Cambridge. Read more

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