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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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Radiating Christ | Tintoretto's Last Supper

Thursday, May 27, 2021

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P | Tintoretto's Last Supper hangs in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and at its centre stands Christ, bathed in light. On this Feast of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest we have in it a reminder of the heavenly glory in which we share. Read more

The mosaic in St Peter's Square | Mary, Mother of the Church

Monday, May 24, 2021

By Br Francesco Lorenzon, O.P. | In the top right hand corner of St Peter's Square, almost higher than the basilica and keeping careful watch over the visiting pilgrims, is a mosaic of Our Lady, the 'Mater Ecclesiae'. The story behind the mosaic is a beautiful testimony to the feast we celebrate today. Read more

Many people, one Spirit | Restout's Pentecost

Saturday, May 22, 2021

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P | Restout's Pentecost, which hangs in the Louvre in Paris, is full of the energy and drama of an encounter with God. It helps us to see the Holy Spirit as the great gatherer, uniting us in Christ, in his Church. Read more

When heaven meets earth | The Ascension in the Drogo Sacramentary

Thursday, May 13, 2021

By Br Daniel Benedict Rowlands, O.P | This Carolingian miniature depicts Christ's feet firmly rooted to the ground as the Father pulls him up, an expression of the "fragile bond between humanity and divinity definitively reestablished in Christ." Read more

St Joseph the Mousetrap Maker | Merode Altarpiece

Friday, March 19, 2021

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | The Merode Altarpiece has a curious depiction of St Joseph, the carpenter working hard on making mousetraps. It acts as a reminder of how our lives might always bear the image of the salvific work of Christ. Read more

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