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    "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?"

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  • The Holy Rosary

    The Rosary is a devotion loved by the universal Church. 

    Tradition says Our Lady revealed it to St Dominic. This devotion was introduced by the Dominicans and is promoted by them, including through our Rosary Shrine in London.

  • Explore the world from the Dominican perspective

    Our student brothers, training for the priesthood, offer reflections on the doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church.

  • History of the Dominicans

    For over 800 years, Dominicans have been "champions of the Faith and true lights of the world". Our saints and blesseds include Catherine of Siena, Martin de Porres, Thomas Aquinas, Fra Angelico, Pius V and Pier Giorgio Frassati.

The order of preachers

Welcome! The Dominican Friars are a religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church. For 800 years, since 1216, we have been called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls.

This is the website for an area of our international Order called the Province of England. This administrative area currently includes England, Wales and Scotland, plus our mission in Grenada, WI. 

As we specialise in preaching, we have an online apostolate that offers weekly homilies by our friars which can be accessed through this site: 
Torch.

Torch

Weekly Homilies from Friars of the Province of England

The Scandal of the Mass

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Robert Eccles considers the shocking language and imagery of the Eucharist, and explains the wisdom of God that is thus revealed in the Mass. Read more

Godzdogz

Blog of the Dominican Student Brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford

Jesus, St. Augustine and Politics

Monday, June 18, 2018

There 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

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Old Master gift helps Blackfriars

Monday, July 09, 2018

Old Master gift helps BlackfriarsAs one of the newest and least wealthy institutions within Oxford University, Blackfriars Hall has thrived for the last 25 years largely thanks to the combined efforts of the Dominicans and the generous-spirited laypeople who work with them. Read more

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