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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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Advent Art: A Christmas Carol, by F. S. Coburn

Saturday, December 21, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse, O.P. | 'Will you let me in Fred?' Asks Scrooge. Br. Thomas Thérèse asks whether we have adequately prepared for Christmas like Fred, Scrooge's Nephew by living our advent wisely? Have we prepared ourselves to open our shut up hearts freely or has our advent been a selfish time of gain and self interest?
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Advent Art: Adoration in the Forest, by Filippo Lippi

Thursday, December 19, 2019

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P.All three comings of Christ described by St Bernard seem to be represented in this painting, but especially the intermediate coming of Christ to the individual soul: in the shadowy forest of the human heart, shrouded in the gloom of sin, it remains within our capability to clear a small glade into which Christ may come to dwell. Read more

Advent Art: Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, by Rembrandt

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P. | Rembrandt’s depiction of the prophet Jeremiah appears to be one of despair in the face of adversity. Br John Bernard considers whether this really is the case, and how the artist’s understanding of Jeremiah’s interior life might teach us something during Advent. Read more

Advent Art: The Dream of Joseph, by Rembrandt

Saturday, December 14, 2019

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P. | Br Joseph reflects on the importance of St Joseph for the season of Advent. Read more

Advent Art: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Thursday, December 12, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo draws some lessons from the Little Prince for this time of Advent. Read more

Advent Art: The Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zechariah, by Alexander Ivanov

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | Br Albert reflects on Gabriel’s appearance to Zechariah in the Temple and what it teaches us about Advent as a season for the purifying of our desires. Read more

Advent Art: Landscape with the Flight into Egypt, by Pieter Bruegel

Saturday, December 07, 2019

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P.In this Advent art post, Br Gabriel Theis reflects on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting Landscape with the Flight into Egypt (1563) and its implications for our attitude towards Advent. Read more

Advent Art: The Light of the World, by William Holman Hunt

Thursday, December 05, 2019

By Br. Bede Mullens, O.P. | Br Bede reflects on Christ's coming to the soul of each Christian, and on the paradoxes of Advent and Christmas. Read more

Advent Art: Awaiting the New Kingdom

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | Br Vincent reflects about novelty and the world to come in the preaching of St Vincent Ferrer. Read more

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