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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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Campos de Castilla

Friday, September 18, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | Br Pablo shares his reflections on the feast of St John Macías, a Dominican saint who was a shepherd in his youth and learned the secrets of prayer in his long hours contemplating the landscape. Read more

The Preacher of Grace

Saturday, August 08, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | It is easy to forget that St Dominic's life is a story of failure, of dead ends and frustrated plans, which nevertheless manifested God's designs and was made fruitful by this saint's profound life of prayer, a true example of holiness in hard times. Read more

The Beatitudes - 3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Friday, August 07, 2020

The Beatitudes | The third meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'few virtues demand greater courage of us than meekness'. Read more

The Beatitudes - 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Beatitudes | This summer, the student brothers invite you to meditate on the Beatitudes of St Matthew's Gospel. Read more

The Road Goes Ever On and On

Friday, June 26, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | In this episode of Not Just Theologians we speak with Fr Richard Finn OP, the Director of the Las Casas Institute, a Church historian and a Patristics scholar, about his passion for walking, and the friendships and the wisdom one discovers along the journey...  Read more

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

St Bede and the Eagerness of Study

Monday, May 25, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | One of the most learned men of his time, the Venerable Bede can be for us not only a model of scholarship, but of simplicity and holiness: in his life, the prayerfulness of study and the intellectual eagerness of faith cannot be separated. Mind and heart were united in a single pursuit of Truth, which was only possible because the Word of God was at the centre of all his endeavours. Read more

A Theory of Courage

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo writes about one of his favourite books, The Lord of the Rings, and about courage, death and hope. Read more

The Seven Last Words - 2. 'Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise'

Sunday, April 05, 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

And the waters were stilled

Thursday, April 02, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P.For those of us who are confined, this time is a precious gift which can be used well or wasted. We can no longer hide from the fact that our freedoms do not exist in a void, that we are dependent and bound in solidarity to one another. May this be a chance to pause and reflect. Read more

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