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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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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 01, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony LöningHopefully by now you are slightly tired of Lent. (If not, give up something more next year?) And that is entirely the point of it: we have not observed Lent for its own sake, but to prepare us for today, to be able to confront that empty tomb, and as John did, have the response of faith. Just like chocolate, or whatever else it may be, we have not given up Alleluias all this time for mere fun’s sake – but instead so that we can now more truly say, Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia, Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia!  Read more

Holy Saturday - The Harrowing of Hell

Saturday, March 31, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | It is common to think of Holy Saturday as the great silence. The pregnant pause after the traumatic events of Good Friday and before the ecstasy of the Resurrection. Holy Saturday is not merely a peaceful, quiet time where we see the reign of the tomb but a time of hidden explosive action. On Holy Saturday we remember the harrowing of Hell. Read more

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

By Br Albert Robertson | The events of Good Friday should leave us desolate. To truly enter into the events of Good Friday, even though we know the good news of the Resurrection of Our Lord from the dead, we must feel something of that desolation experienced by the disciples that first Easter, when all seemed lost.  Read more

Holy Thursday - A new law given in the Body

Thursday, March 29, 2018

By Br Isaac Maria Wharton | The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has been in the news a lot recently. His latest book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” has dominated Amazon’s top purchase list for almost two months now. Among some of the 12 rules he presents are the following.  Read more

Wednesday in Holy Week

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

By Br Cuthbert Hartley | Spy Wednesday. Judas, and his 30 pieces of silver. It is, rightly, one of the first details we learn and remember when as children we encounter the story of the Passion. A little bag of coins was all it took to betray Jesus. Read more

Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

By Br Andy Opsahl | Given the grim, painful aspects of Christ’s Passion and their reminder to us of the darkness of human sin, it can be easy to approach Holy Week as something heavy and draining, emotionally. Read more

Monday in Holy Week

Monday, March 26, 2018
By Br Joseph Bailham | Traditionally Monday of Holy Week is known as ‘Fig Monday’ because the Gospel of the day used to be the account in St Mark’s Gospel of Christ cursing the fig tree. Currently in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite we are given the account in St John’s Gospel of St Mary Magdalene anointing the feet of Our Lord in Bethany whilst at supper with the recently raised-from-the-dead Lazarus.
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Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday marks the opening of the most dramatic, most important, and most holy time of the Christian year, for we celebrate the great mystery of our salvation sacramentally entering the events of the Sacred Triduum.  Read more

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