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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?"

    Find sermons for this week and the whole liturgical year.

  • 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

Pray to be Pruned!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)  |  Fr Dominic Ryan asks what it might entail for us, the vines, to be pruned by the Father, the vinedresser. Read more

Godzdogz

Blog of the Dominican Student Brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford

In defence of an Apostle

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When I was young I remember having the impression that after Judas the “next worst” Apostle was Thomas. The way he was presented to me was as close-minded or a fool, who was unable to accept the Resurrection and wouldn’t be faithful when all the other Apostles had perfectly embraced the truth. When I encountered him in the Gospels for myself, particularly in the Gospel of John, this was not the figure I found. The epithet “Doubting Thomas” seemed not merely harsh, but untrue. So here are my thoughts in defending this great missionary Apostle.
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Scott Hahn speaks at the Rosary Shrine

Friday, March 23, 2018

Renowned speaker and author, Dr Scott Hahn, delivered a powerful talk (now available online) on the importance of Mary in the Christian Faith. Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary for the first time together with his wife Kimberly, Dr Hahn spoke to a full church of over 600 people about his own experience as a former Protestant minister trying to come to terms with Catholic doctrine on Our Lady.  Read more

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