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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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Not All Tears are Bad

Thursday, November 14, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse, O.P.A close friend of mine says frequently, ‘not all tears are bad’. A true statement that I think can only be truly known by someone who has learnt how to grieve well, to grieve wisely. Read more

Book review: Why Catholics leave, What they miss and How they might return

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | A review of 'Why Catholics leave, What they miss and How they might return' by Prof. Stephen Bullivant, Catherine Knowles, Hannah Vaughn-Spruce and Bernadette Durcan (Paulist Press, £15.95).
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What we've been reading

Sunday, June 16, 2019
As the end of term approaches, the student brothers comment on their latest literary pursuits.

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I believe in creation

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the purpose of living? What is the point of living? Why would God create the world? All of these questions have the same answer: Love. Read more

Jesus, St. Augustine and Politics

Monday, June 18, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse MannionThere is a distinction we can make between those in ‘public life’ such as politicians and celebrities and ‘the rest of us’ but this can be an unhelpful distinction. It can imply the Christian faith is part of one’s private life rather than one’s public life. Alternatively, we can think it is the duty of Christian politicians to fight our case whilst doing nothing in our personal day-to-day encounters. It implies one’s faith can be put aside for one’s politics. This cannot be so. Read more

Psalms: Personal or Communal?

Monday, May 07, 2018

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Holy Saturday - The Harrowing of Hell

Saturday, March 31, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | It is common to think of Holy Saturday as the great silence. The pregnant pause after the traumatic events of Good Friday and before the ecstasy of the Resurrection. Holy Saturday is not merely a peaceful, quiet time where we see the reign of the tomb but a time of hidden explosive action. On Holy Saturday we remember the harrowing of Hell. Read more

Doctors of the Church: St Athanasius

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | ‘God became a what we are in order to make us what he is’ – St Athanasius in The Incarnation of the Word Read more

Praying with Humility in Lent

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Lent is a joyful time about living life to the full.  Read more

Gaudens Gaudebo

Friday, December 08, 2017

Gregorian chant is usually divided into eight modes. Each mode is considered suited to conveying something deeper than the words: to quote a Benedictine friend, ‘music is for when words are not enough. There is a mystical mode, an angelic mode, a sad mode, a perfect mode. It should then come as no surprise that the antiphon Gaudens Gaudebo for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is mode V. Joyful, bringing happiness to those in pain. The antiphon is a combination of Isaiah 61:10 and Psalm 30:1-2. Read more

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