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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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‘Behold, I am doing something new’ (Is 43:19)

Saturday, November 21, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá OP | Br Pablo reflects on Christ as the utterly new event of history in this meditation for the feast of Christ the King. Read more

A Theology of Singing

Thursday, October 29, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | In the second of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Pablo reflects about the role that music and beauty play in our understanding of heavenly realities. Read more

Campos de Castilla

Friday, September 18, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | Br Pablo shares his reflections on the feast of St John Macías, a Dominican saint who was a shepherd in his youth and learned the secrets of prayer in his long hours contemplating the landscape. Read more

The Preacher of Grace

Saturday, August 08, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | It is easy to forget that St Dominic's life is a story of failure, of dead ends and frustrated plans, which nevertheless manifested God's designs and was made fruitful by this saint's profound life of prayer, a true example of holiness in hard times. Read more

The Beatitudes - 3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Friday, August 07, 2020

The Beatitudes | The third meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'few virtues demand greater courage of us than meekness'. Read more

The Beatitudes - 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Beatitudes | This summer, the student brothers invite you to meditate on the Beatitudes of St Matthew's Gospel. Read more

The Road Goes Ever On and On

Friday, June 26, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | In this episode of Not Just Theologians we speak with Fr Richard Finn OP, the Director of the Las Casas Institute, a Church historian and a Patristics scholar, about his passion for walking, and the friendships and the wisdom one discovers along the journey...  Read more

Irish Folk Music and the Flute

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P In the third episode of our series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak to Fr Robert Gay OP, the prior of Blackfriars Oxford and biologist turned bioethicist, about Irish folk music and his adventures with the flute. Read more

St Bede and the Eagerness of Study

Monday, May 25, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | One of the most learned men of his time, the Venerable Bede can be for us not only a model of scholarship, but of simplicity and holiness: in his life, the prayerfulness of study and the intellectual eagerness of faith cannot be separated. Mind and heart were united in a single pursuit of Truth, which was only possible because the Word of God was at the centre of all his endeavours. Read more

A Theory of Courage

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo writes about one of his favourite books, The Lord of the Rings, and about courage, death and hope. Read more

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