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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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Remembering... Fr Bruno Hussar, O.P. (1911-1996)

Saturday, November 09, 2019

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P. | Br Joseph shares some insights into the life of Fr Bruno Hussar, a Dominican priest, a Jew, and an Israeli citizen. Read more

Bella Italia

Saturday, October 12, 2019

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P. | From the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, Br Joseph Bailham, O.P., spent one year away from Oxford studying and living in the Italian city of Bologna, home to the relics of our Holy Father, St Dominic. He reflects on what turned out to be a year full of blessings. Read more

Monday in Holy Week

Monday, March 26, 2018
By Br Joseph Bailham | Traditionally Monday of Holy Week is known as ‘Fig Monday’ because the Gospel of the day used to be the account in St Mark’s Gospel of Christ cursing the fig tree. Currently in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite we are given the account in St John’s Gospel of St Mary Magdalene anointing the feet of Our Lord in Bethany whilst at supper with the recently raised-from-the-dead Lazarus.
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Solemn Profession 2018

Sunday, March 04, 2018

News Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford.  Read more

Doctors of the Church: St Jerome

Monday, February 26, 2018
By Br Joseph Bailham | The next of our western doctors of the Church in this series is the formidable character of St Jerome. It is to him we can give thanks for the Vulgate, the Latin translation of Holy Scripture, which continues to serve all these centuries later as the authoritative Latin Bible.
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Neglected Books of the Old Testament: Obadiah

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Book of Obadiah is one of the shortest books in the Bible—only 21 verses long—and is one of the few Old Testament books not read in the Mass. You will find the book between the Book of Amos and the Book of Jonah in your Bibles. Read more

English Martyrs

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Undoubtedly for many of us the thought of martyrdom sends a shiver down our spine. If any of you are like me, we probably think we’d break under pressure and agree to anything in order not to be killed. Of course, we hope deep in our hearts that we would be open to God’s grace and would face martyrdom courageously. Read more

Good Friday: the Bridge of Sighs

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Christological Psalms: Psalm 2

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Having considered some of the penitential themed psalms, we now begin a new theme in our series, namely, the Christological psalms. Read more

Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 19, 2017

As we continue on our journey through this Lenten season, the Church offers us in the lectionary the account of Our Lord meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well. The question for us today is: For what do we thirst? Read more

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