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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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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

Stations of the Cross at Blackfriars

Sunday, February 21, 2021

News | Starting tomorrow, the community at Blackfriars will post a series of video meditations based on the Stations of the Cross of our priory church in Oxford. You can follow them in the link below. Read more

New Lenten Series: An Oasis for the Soul

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

News | This Lent, the student brothers invite you on a journey to those places where they withdraw to be alone with God, places of significance for each of them, and so to encourage you to turn this season into an opportunity to grow closer to the Lord. Read more

Stations of the Cross at Blackfriars, Oxford

Friday, April 03, 2020

Join us for the Stations of the Cross, filmed in Blackfriars, Oxford, with the beautiful sculptures of fr Aelred Whitacre, O.P. Read more

The Transfiguration: a Christological Mystery

Sunday, March 08, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.We normally think of the Transfiguration as just a way of inoculating us against the harshness of Holy Week, but Br Albert suggests that if we open up the mystery with the help of St Thomas, we can see the wonder of salvation wrought for us by Jesus Christ: true God and true man Read more

Ash Wednesday: Dust and Resurrection

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | If Lent is a time for contrition, to feel down-broken by the weight of our sins and to do penance to show it, it is also a moment to let ourselves be re-fashioned by the God who gave us life and promises us victory over sin and death. Read more

Gospel Reflection: Spy Wednesday: Thirty Pieces of Silver

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

With thirty pieces of silver, Judas betrays our Lord to the Chief Priests. Such a price has become shorthand in the popular imagination for perfidy and treachery, a feeble allusion to Judas’ ultimate betrayal. But, we might ask, why this price? Why not fifty pieces of silver? Or ten? Read more

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