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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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Let us weep before the God who made us (*Ps 94:6)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P | "Sin, even venial sin, is the only real sadness in life, the only enemy of peace, and the only problem tears can dissolve."  But what then moved our Lord to weep over Jerusalem? To show us the way to a heart that is a true house of prayer. Read more

“Fear God, and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come” (Apoc. 14.7)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | The fourth of our series of meditations on the Gospel. In a world ravaged by illness, and as the liturgical year draws to a close, Br. Vincent Antony reflects on the end of all time. 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 - 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 - 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

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

Quodlibet 40 – ‘Being religious’ vs ‘doing good’

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Quodlibets | A famous actor recently said you do not have to be religious to be a good person; religion leads to conflict and violence, so we should take from it whatever moral principles are useful, but otherwise stay away from it. What matters is doing good to all living beings. What do we make of this reasoning? Read more

Dominican Life: Community life.

Friday, March 08, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | Community Life is one of the most important aspects of Dominican Life and a distinguishing feature between the religious life and the life of the diocesan clergy. In the rule of St. Augustine, which we as Dominicans have as our rule, St. Augustine writes that above everything else the purpose of living together is to live in harmony. Read more

Dominican Life: Prayer

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | You have probably heard that the life of a Dominican revolves around four ‘pillars’: preaching, study, community and prayer. But if this is what distinguishes the Order of Preachers, you might be wondering, what is it that other orders devote themselves to? Read more

I believe in Jesus Christ; truly human

Saturday, December 22, 2018

By Br Albert Elias Robertson Over the summer, while on pilgrimage in Lourdes, a fellow friar sitting next to me said, ‘Isn’t extraordinary that God has a mother?’ Read more

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