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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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Diaconal Ordination - Br Joseph Bailham OP

Monday, July 06, 2020

News | On Saturday 4th July, the Brothers celebrated the Diaconal Ordination of Br Joseph Bailham, OP, at the hands of Philip Egan, the Bishop of Portsmouth. Read more

The Seven Last Words - The death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Saturday, April 11, 2020

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

Vocation - Pleasingly Disappointing

Monday, February 24, 2020

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P.Have you ever set out on something but found it not to be what you expected? Br Joseph Bailham shares how this has in some ways been the case for his vocation, but it has been no bad thing. Read more

Advent Art: The Dream of Joseph, by Rembrandt

Saturday, December 14, 2019

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P. | Br Joseph reflects on the importance of St Joseph for the season of Advent. Read more

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

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