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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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Clothing of Novices and First Professions 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

News | On Saturday 23rd of September, the English Province celebrated the simple profession of Brothers Cuthbert Hartley, Isaac Maria Wharton, Thomas Thérèse Mannion and Vincent Antony Löning. Earlier on the same day, the community welcomed six new novices. Read more

Following Christ, no 'ifs', no 'buts' - Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Things Jesus never said: ‘Finish up what you’re doing, and, when it’s more convenient for you, follow me!’ No, the time is now and nothing is to be preferred to following Christ at this very moment: neither goodbyes, nor the burying of the dead. Read more

Clothing of Novices 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

News | On 17th September, our community in Cambridge welcomed seven novices, six for the Province of England and one for the Province of the Netherlands. Read more

Solemn Professions 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

News Yesterday in Oxford the English Province witnessed and celebrated the solemn professions of four of our brothers (and all contributors to Godzdogz): Toby Lees, Luke Doherty, Samuel Burke, and Jordan Scott. Read more

First Profession 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

News | On 29th August, The English Province of the Order of Preachers celebrated Br Albert's simple vows.
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Ordinations in Oxford

Monday, July 11, 2016

News On Sunday 10th July 2016, brothers Oliver Keenan and Matthew Jarvis were ordained to the priesthood, along with brother Jean-Baptiste Regis, who was ordained to the diaconate. Read more

Questions for... Fr. Richard Ounsworth OP

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

“God is there and I talk to Him a lot!” Fr. Richard Ounsworth OP confessed to me. For a while, therefore, I interrupted this mystical dialogue, in order to interview Fr. Richard and garner an account of his vocation and his life in the Dominican Order. For that interruption, I should make confession later! But in a sense, this mystical dialogue with God has been going on, as step by step during the conversation, God's presence in his life has been made manifest. Read more

Questions for...Nicholas Crowe OP

Thursday, November 26, 2015

couple of months ago, Brother Nicholas Crowe OP started in his role as Vocations Promoter for the English Province. In this online interview we find out about Brother Nick's current apostolate and the inspiration behind his work. Read more

Diaconal Ordinations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

News On Saturday 11th July--the feast of St Benedict--Brs Oliver Keenan, O.P., and Matthew Jarvis, O.P., were ordained to the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, William Kenney. Read more

Consecrated Life: Vocations

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Last year I gave a presentation on vocations to a group of teenagers in a Catholic school. At the ‘Q&A’ session one of the pupils asked me, why can’t you just have a job as well as do what you do? I didn’t really have an answer for him, apart from “we’re not allowed to”. The fact is, he did have a point. What is it that Dominicans do all day? Or generally speaking, what is it that consecrated religious actually do? Although that seemed to be a basic question, I did not have much of an answer other than we could not be consecrated religious, if we also had full time jobs, our own homes and personal property.
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