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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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'Do you think this means that everything will change?’

Monday, March 30, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.Recently asked in a queue, "Do you think this means that everything will change?” Br Albert reflects on change, continuity, and renewal in the face of Coronavirus. Read more

Sanctify the Sunday: Lent V (29.03.20)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sanctify the Sunday | There are now abundant resources available online to mark the Sunday via live-streamed Masses. However, if you prefer to pray at your own pace, the student brothers would like to offer you some guidance on how to meditate on this Sunday's Mass propers and readings.
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The Annunciation of Our Lord: Embracing Human Frailty

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P.The Annunciation of Our Lord presents us with a truth that gives our human existence its deepest meaning, even or especially at this time of public confusion and distress: our whole being, with soul and body, is of infinite worth to God – so much so that He took it unto Himself to experience it first-hand. Read more

The Fruits of Study: Hilary Term 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Despite the exceptional circumstances surrounding the end of this academic term, the student brothers, keeping a tradition of our blog, comment on some of their latest intellectual discoveries. Read more

Sanctify the Sunday: Lent IV (22.03.20)

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sanctify the Sunday | ‘If I can’t go to Mass, how can I mark this Sunday?' The Dominican student brothers would like to offer you some guidance on how you can keep the Day of the Lord holy.
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Sanctify the Sunday: Introduction

Saturday, March 21, 2020

News We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative that will help you mark this Sunday, even if you cannot attend Mass. Read more

Spiritual Resources for Times of Isolation

Monday, March 16, 2020

A time of uncertainty requires prayer. Here you can find a list of spiritual resources that may be of use. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:16-17). Read more

In Times of Sickness

Friday, March 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | The Coronavirus outbreak is forcing us to confront a fragility in our way of life which we commonly have the good fortune to ignore. At the same time, Christians particularly should beware false panic or exaggerated speculation. What can we learn from the experience of a disease which will somehow affect us all, whether we contract it or not? Read more

The Transfiguration: a Christological Mystery

Sunday, March 08, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.We normally think of the Transfiguration as just a way of inoculating us against the harshness of Holy Week, but Br Albert suggests that if we open up the mystery with the help of St Thomas, we can see the wonder of salvation wrought for us by Jesus Christ: true God and true man Read more

The God Who Speaks: Ask, and it will be given to you

Thursday, March 05, 2020

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P.Asking questions has become unpopular in our culture: We prefer the clarity of opinions over the insecurity that asking questions creates in others and ourselves. However, our relationships with our fellow human beings, but also our friendship with God can only thrive if we find the courage to refrain from stating opinions and start asking questions. Read more

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