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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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The God Who Speaks: In Victory and Defeat

Thursday, January 16, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P.Today’s Mass readings from 1 Samuel speak of the defeat of the Israelites at the hands of the Philistines. How could such a catastrophe be reconciled with God’s provident care over his people? Br Pablo answers this question in the first post of our series on the Year of the Word of God. Read more

O Magnum Mysterium

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | ‘O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger!’ The Eucharist is the summit and source of the Christian life, a gift and a mystery confessed by all generations of Christians, up to the first Apostles. In this post, Br Pablo examines some ancient testimonies of Eucharistic devotion, that we may renew our faith as we enter the new year by approaching Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Read more

The Fruits of Study (II)

Friday, December 20, 2019

Study is a fundamental aspect of Dominican life, not merely as an academic exercise but as a privileged means to deepen our contemplation and sharpen our preaching. One of the mottos of the Order of Preachers is Veritas, ‘truth,’ which reflects our conviction that the search for truth can lead us to God. With term now finished, the student brothers share particularly useful or striking insights gained in the course of their studies. Read more

Advent Art: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Thursday, December 12, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo draws some lessons from the Little Prince for this time of Advent. Read more

Remembering... Fr Victor White, O.P. (1902-1960)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Fr Victor White was a pioneer in the 20th century dialogue between psychology and religion, as well as a close friend of the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung. Read more

Book launch: 'Alive in God. A Christian Imagination' by Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Yesterday, Blackfriars Oxford hosted the presentation of Timothy Radcliffe’s latest book, ‘Alive in God. A Christian Imagination.’ Read more

A glimpse into the life of a Dominican parish

Thursday, October 10, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | Br Pablo recently spent three weeks in St Dominic's, our priory in London, helping at the parish. He recounts some impressions from his time there. Read more

What we've been reading

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The student brothers comment on some of their literary pursuits in the last few months. 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

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