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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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He Descended into Hell

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | 'Sometimes we may feel we’ve dug ourselves into a tight spot. Sometimes this spot feels very tight, and very deep indeed. But it can never be too deep or too tight for God’s grace. I can hope—I must hope—for as long as I live'. Read more

The Seven Last Words - 4. 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'

Tuesday, April 07, 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

The God Who Speaks: Who do we believe Christ is?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | We need to keep looking for God, but keep in mind that we won’t find Him like we find lost keys. Instead, He will find us. As the Psalmist says, “I sought the Lord and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.” Read more

Advent Art: Awaiting the New Kingdom

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | Br Vincent reflects about novelty and the world to come in the preaching of St Vincent Ferrer. Read more

Remembering... Fr Yves Congar, O.P. (1904-1995)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

By Br. Vincent Antony Löning, OP | Br. Vincent Antony reflects upon the life of eminent theologian Cardinal Yves Congar, peritus of the Second Vatican Council who at one time lived at our priory in Cambridge. Read more

What we've been reading

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The student brothers comment on some of their literary pursuits in the last few months. Read more

Saints and Study

Thursday, June 27, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | As the academic year comes to a close for the student brothers, here are a few thoughts that have come to me throughout the course of this year. Study is an essential part of our Dominican life—and this is particularly obvious for those of us currently being formed for the priesthood. But that study can never be disconnected from our prayer. Read more

John the Baptist

Monday, June 24, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | John the Baptist is one of the most important saints of the Church—and in some ways, today one of her most underrated ones, too! Read more

I believe in Jesus Christ

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This opening verse of the Gospel of John—echoing the opening of Genesis’s account of creation—goes deep into the mystery of the life of the Trinity. Read more

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 01, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony LöningHopefully by now you are slightly tired of Lent. (If not, give up something more next year?) And that is entirely the point of it: we have not observed Lent for its own sake, but to prepare us for today, to be able to confront that empty tomb, and as John did, have the response of faith. Just like chocolate, or whatever else it may be, we have not given up Alleluias all this time for mere fun’s sake – but instead so that we can now more truly say, Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia, Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia!  Read more

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