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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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Diaconal and Priestly Ordinations

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

News | We recently celebrated two ordinations, at our priories in London and Oxford. On Saturday 3rd July Archbishop Malcolm MacMahon OP ordained Albert Robertson OP to the diaconate at Blackfriars, Oxford, and on Sunday 4th July the Archbishop ordained Joseph Bailham OP to the priesthood at the Rosary Shine, St Dominic's London. There are photos of both these joyful celebrations below, and please keep the two men in your prayers as they begin their new ministries. Read more

"These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." (Jn 15:11)

Thursday, May 06, 2021

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P"We are not pawns or placeholders, simply holding the fort for the return of the Master. The fullness of our joy extends and continues, furthers and accomplishes Christ’s saving work." Br Albert reflects on the words of Christ in today's Gospel. Read more

An Oasis for the Soul | Praying in a museum, reclaiming sacred art

Monday, March 08, 2021

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.This Lent, the student brothers invite you to discover those places that have become 'oases' in their spiritual journey, significant places in their lives where they withdraw to encounter God. Today, Br Albert writes about a favourite space of beauty and contemplation... Read more

He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; …whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P. | In the first of our Thursday Gospel meditations of the term, Br Albert reflects on service of others as the key to St Thomas Aquinas's life, and indeed to the Gospel itself. Read more

'Guided by a star, drawn on by Hope' - The Magi at the Epiphany

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.POn the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, and at the start of a new year, Br Albert looks at how the Magi can be a special kind of patron for us. Read more

Godzdogz Advent Retreat - Preaching

Thursday, December 24, 2020

News | Below you can find the reflections preached during our Advent Retreat (17th-23rd December) by each of the student brothers. Read more

Our God is a consuming fire

Thursday, October 22, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P | In the first of our new series of reflections on the Thursday Gospel, Br Albert looks at the fire that Christ sends, not one that destroys all in its path, but one that "consumes vice, confirms virtue, and offers the world true peace". Read more

The Beatitudes - 7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Beatitudes | "To live an integrated life, to live a peaceful life, we must live a sacramental life." Br Albert reflects on the peacemakers and the Seventh Beatitude. Read more

The Beatitudes - 4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Beatitudes | The fourth meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'The Lord not only reveals to us what the world is really like, but shows us also how to respond to these realities'. Read more

Novels

Saturday, June 06, 2020

By Br Albert Robertson, O.PIn this episode of Not Just Theologians, we speak with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master of the Dominican Order and itinerant preacher, about his love of novels.  Read more

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