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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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‘Not even if a man should rise from the dead…’

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.‘Jesus is the heir to a line of rejects: his rejection authenticates his mission, and in fact facilitates it. For Jesus, when he is rejected, is thrown out among all those classes of born-rejects that Lazarus embodies.’ Br Bede meditates on today's Gospel, the parable of Lazarus and Dives. Read more

An Oasis for the Soul | A Place in the Sky

Monday, March 01, 2021

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.In our new Lenten series, 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 Bede writes about the 'spectacular, unnecessary, totally gratuitous beauty' of a place that is accessible to all of us, in the blink of an eye... 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

A Tale of Two Cities

Thursday, November 26, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | In this new post from our series of meditations on the Gospel, Br Bede raises the question, 'Why should Christians today remember the fall of Jerusalem?' Read more

All Saints

Friday, October 30, 2020
By Br Bede Mullens, OP‘What does it profit me that Christ was born of the Virgin, if he is not born in my flesh also?’ Read more

Iris Plena Laetitia

Thursday, October 08, 2020

News | Below you can find Br Bede's reflection for the Rosary Vigil that took place in Blackfriars Oxford on 7th October, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The link to the live stream can be found at the end of the post. Read more

The Beatitudes - 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Beatitudes | "We sometimes hear it said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church... It might as well be said that it is the cement of the Church in every present generation" Br Bede reflects on the blessedness of the persecuted in the Eighth Beatitude.
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The Beatitudes - 5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Beatitudes | "This is the man in whom history is transformed, the centre-point that gathers into a new orbit sin-scattered humanity." Br Bede looks at the fifth Beatitude, 'Blessed are the merciful'. Read more

Christianity and Tragedy: the case of St Alexius

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.What are we to make of St Alexius, a man who abandoned loving parents without notice and hid his identity when he met them again? Is this Gospel inhumanity? Read more

Not Just Apostles?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.PHistory does not relate whacky interests or peculiar pursuits of the apostles, but we do know a bit about their pre-apostolic careers. Read more

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