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St Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Whilst I was browsing the theology shelves of a local bookstore a few weeks ago, a title in the feminist theology section caught my eye: The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology by Matthew Levering. This is not a book calling for a feminist revolution in theology, but rather one acknowledging the substantial contribution that women have already made to Catholic theology - so substantial that what Levering has done, in this succinct and excellent book, is to explain the basic tenets of Catholic theology, using solely female saints and theologians for explanation and elaboration. Read more

Good Shepherd Sunday homily

Monday, April 27, 2015

Yesterday was 'Good Shepherd' Sunday, the day when the Church reflects on the role of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd and asks us to pray for vocations. Here is the homily given on that theme by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP at the Priory of the Holy Spirit, Blackfriars, Oxford. Read more

French Studentate visits Oxford

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Last month, the student brothers of the Province of France came over from Lille to visit Oxford. This was the third exchange with the French brothers in recent years, after their Oxford visit in 2012 and our trip to Lille in 2013.  Read more

Renovation of the Blackfriars Quad

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Since October 2014, Blackfriars, Oxford, has been home to diggers and countless workmen. Their primary task was to seal off the crypt which lies underneath the quad as there were signs of water leakage.  Read more

Easter Sunday 2015: Alleluia, run to Jesus!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

I've always loved the motion in this scene, where Peter and the Beloved Disciple run to the tomb of Jesus (John 20:1-9). Read more

Triduum 2015 - Photographs and videos

Friday, April 03, 2015

Below are some photos and videos from the Triduum at Blackfriars, Oxford. This post will be updated at different points during the Triduum. Read more

Wednesday of Holy Week: More than forgiveness; freedom from sin

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Today, often referred to as Spy Wednesday, marks the end of our quiet preparations for the rich drama that will unfurl throughout the Triduum, starting with tomorrow’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The barren aspect of Lent draws to a close; for we are on the cusp of the most dramatic act in the greatest drama of history. Read more

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