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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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Newman and the New Evangelisation: a lecture by Bishop Robert Barron

Friday, October 18, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church | Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary Bishop in Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire, spoke in Newman’s old parish, the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, on 16th October, a few days after Newman's canonisation. Taking as his focus The Grammar of Assent, Bishop Barron presented Newman’s understanding of the conscience and the illative sense as vital to the work of evangelisation today. Read more

The 2019-2020 Godzdogz Team

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

News | At the beginning of a new academic year, we would like to introduce the new Godzodgz Team Read more

The Canonisation of St John Henry Newman

Monday, October 14, 2019

News On Sunday 13th October, St John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis. Brothers Pablo and Bede flew to Rome to attend the ceremony, where they were present with Dominican brothers and priests both of the English province and from around the world, and many others besides. Read more

Bella Italia

Saturday, October 12, 2019

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P. | From the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, Br Joseph Bailham, O.P., spent one year away from Oxford studying and living in the Italian city of Bologna, home to the relics of our Holy Father, St Dominic. He reflects on what turned out to be a year full of blessings. Read more

Thomistic Institute Conference on 'The Common Good'

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Robertson | 'For St Augustine the City of God and the City of Man exist side-by-side, sometimes rather uncomfortably; but for Augustine the true vocation of the City of Man is only fully realised in light of its proper relationship to the City of God.' Br Albert tells us about his recent participation in the Thomistic Institute Conference in Washington D.C on the Common Good in St Augustine's The City of God. Read more

Our Lady the Unwithering Rose

Monday, October 07, 2019

By Daniel Benedict RowlandsWith each Ave, we are drawn to share in the Blessed Mother's subversive work, that work of cooperation with the Redeemer that put enmity between Her and the Serpent, to which she gave her full assent at the Annunciation, and which can be seen coming into full bloom in her coronation as Queen of Heaven, and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Read more

Our Seraphic Father St Francis

Sunday, October 06, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church | As tradition dictates, several Dominican friars attended the celebration of the feast of St Francis on 4th of October at the local Franciscan church of St Edmund and St Frideswide (Greyfriars). Read more

First Professions 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

News On Saturday 21st September, the English Province celebrated the simple profession of Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands and Br John Bernard Church.
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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

Roy Campbell, Scourge of Hypocrisy

Sunday, September 15, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens | A reflection on the literary honesty of Roy Campbell's works. Read more

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