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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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Nightfever at Blackfriars, Oxford

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Last Friday night, Blackfriars was able again to host Nightfever, which is organised each term by the Newman Society, the Catholic society of the University of Oxford. Here are some photos from the evening. Read more

Charlie Hebdo, freedom of expression and a thought from GK Chesterton

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the context of Charlie Hebdo, a very interesting article by George Weigel on Europe and Nihilism has prompted me to reflect upon freedom of speech in light of the conundrum Weigel sets out: that of trying to stand for something when your basic position is to be against everything. Read more

Aquinas Lecture 2015: Fr Thomas Joseph White OP

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Taize in Prague - New Year 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Along with 30,000 other young people, I spent this New Year at the Taizé European Meeting in Prague.  Read more

Dominican Priories: Cracow, Poland

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Just as Cracow is a really important place on the map of Poland, so too the Dominican priory is a vital part of the map of Cracow. The Blackfriars arrived in this city in 1223, only a few years after the Order of Friars Preachers was established. The founder of the Cracow Priory was St Hyacinth, who had received the religious habit from St Dominic in 1221. To this day there exists a lively veneration of St Hyacinth. He is the patron of the Polish Dominican Province and of Cracow as well. Every day many people make a pilgrimage to his tomb and also the brothers of St Hyacinth go in procession to the Founder of their Province just after the evening prayers. Read more

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