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  • Torch: Inspiring preaching each week from the Dominican Friars

    "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

Priestly Presents

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Richard Ounsworth calls us to renew our consecration to God as a priestly people.  Read more

Godzdogz

Blog of the Dominican Student Brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford

I believe in God.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

If we were to travel back to the origins of the very first city the first sign of its emergence would be a simple structure. The first time that human beings left a permanent mark on the landscape for a purpose other than mere subsistence or housing would be a little shelter within which is a raised platform.  Read more

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New Blackfriars Website Launched Ready for 800th Anniversary

Friday, October 26, 2018

In 2021, the Dominican Friars at Blackfriars, Oxford, will be celebrating 800 years since their first arrival in Oxford. Read more

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