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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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Every Christian should be Poor

Saturday, January 16, 2021

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P.No Ifs, No Buts: every Christian should be Poor, Chaste and Obedient.
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New Podcast: Light from Light

Thursday, January 14, 2021

News | Br Thomas has recently begun a new podcast, called 'Light from Light', to help you come to know Christ and His Church better. Read more

Godzdogz Advent Retreat - Preaching

Thursday, December 24, 2020

News | Below you can find the reflections preached during our Advent Retreat (17th-23rd December) by each of the student brothers. Read more

Perspective

Friday, December 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P.Br Thomas Thérèse looks at one of the lesser known roles of the late Game of Thrones and James Bond actress Dame Diana Rigg in 'House of Brede' and how perspective might help our spiritual life. Read more

'Have I not been with you all this time?'

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | In the third of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Thomas reflects on the questions that Jesus poses to us in three parables from Luke's Gospel. Read more

Friendship vs Prudence? St Therese of Lisieux's Little Way

Thursday, October 01, 2020

By Br Thomas Therese Mannion | ‘How often do we use prudence as an excuse not to fulfil the demands of charity?’ On the feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Br Thomas reflects on this great saint's secret to grow in love of God and of neighbour. Read more

Reflections on Anti-Catholicism and the Necessity of Preaching the Gospel

Monday, July 20, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P. | Br Thomas reflects on the rising wave of acts of persecution against Christians in the West and how we might respond as witnesses of the Gospel. Read more

The Seven Last Words - 3. 'Woman, behold your son'

Monday, April 06, 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

Marketa Irglova and wrestling with the Angel

Monday, February 03, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P.Br Thomas Thérèse has long been an admirer of the spiritual honesty, maturity, vulnerability he finds in the music of Marketa Irglova. Br Thomas focuses on her piece 'Without a Map' from her 2014 album MUNA as an example of this particularly in the context of Vocation. Read more

The God Who Speaks: Popularity, Jealousy and Conflict

Thursday, January 23, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse, O.P. | Looking at the readings of the day Br. Thomas focuses on three themes: popularity, jealousy and conflict within their wider context of love. It is often love which provokes responses of popularity, jealousy and conflict but it is also love which satisfies the human heart not because of something love does but because it is. In God alone is our heart at rest (Ps. 62), the God who is love (1 John 4:16). Read more

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