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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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Upon Pentecost and the Visitation

Sunday, May 31, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.Our calendars often cause feasts to collide with each other on the same day, and this is true of today which would normally be the Visitation. Br Albert reflects on what we can learn from the collision of these two feasts of Pentecost and the Visitation. Read more

Blessed Is the Fruit of Her Womb

Saturday, May 30, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | A Rosary Vigil on the eve of Pentecost in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament puts before us a mystery that lies at the heart of our faith: the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin which brought forth the Salvation of the World. This reflection was given at the Blackfriars Rosary Vigil, and the video and text can be found below. Read more

Irish Folk Music and the Flute

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P In the third episode of our series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak to Fr Robert Gay OP, the prior of Blackfriars Oxford and biologist turned bioethicist, about Irish folk music and his adventures with the flute. Read more

St Bede and the Eagerness of Study

Monday, May 25, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | One of the most learned men of his time, the Venerable Bede can be for us not only a model of scholarship, but of simplicity and holiness: in his life, the prayerfulness of study and the intellectual eagerness of faith cannot be separated. Mind and heart were united in a single pursuit of Truth, which was only possible because the Word of God was at the centre of all his endeavours. Read more

Talking about Talking

Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P In the second episode of our series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak with Fr Richard Ounsworth OP, a scripture scholar, about his love of all things linguistic. Read more

A Theory of Courage

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo writes about one of his favourite books, The Lord of the Rings, and about courage, death and hope. Read more

David Jones: the poet, painter, soldier, engraver

Friday, May 15, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | In the first episode of our new series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak with Fr Bob Ombres OP, canon lawyer and moral theologian, about his interest in the troubled genius David Jones. Read more

Christ the Bard

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | Among the depictions of Christ in the Roman catacombs, one not uncommonly finds him in the guise of a poet. What made the early Christians see the Lord this way? And if he is a poet, what is his song? Read more

News from the Student Brothers

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

News | A new academic term means a new post series: find out more about the latest projects the student brothers have undertaken. Read more

No escape from sacrament

Friday, May 08, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | Br Albert reflects on some lockdown reading —Boccacio's Decameron—, the psalms, art and the sacraments. Read more

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