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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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Line of Duty and the Banality of Evil

Friday, May 07, 2021

By Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P | [Spoiler Alert] Line of Duty's revelation of the identity of H has remarkable similarities with Hannah Arendt's observation on the 'banality of evil', a revelation which demonstrates that "every single person, not just those we think of as criminal masterminds need the grace of our saviour and redeemer, Jesus Christ." Read more

An Oasis for the Soul | Friendship, Spiritual writing and The Communion of Saints

Saturday, March 27, 2021

By Br Thomas Therese Mannion, O.P | This Lent, 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 Thomas reflects on spending time among the Saints. Read more

But for Wales, Richard?

Thursday, February 18, 2021

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion OP | 'The Gospel asks us to deny ourselves, to cast off selfish ambition and greed. What goal are you working towards? What treasure are you gathering, that which lasts for heaven or that which fades?' Br Thomas reflects on today's gospel. Read more

Every Christian should be Poor

Saturday, January 16, 2021

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P.No Ifs, No Buts: every Christian should be Poor, Chaste and Obedient.
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New Podcast: Light from Light

Thursday, January 14, 2021

News | Br Thomas has recently begun a new podcast, called 'Light from Light', to help you come to know Christ and His Church better. Read more

Godzdogz Advent Retreat - Preaching

Thursday, December 24, 2020

News | Below you can find the reflections preached during our Advent Retreat (17th-23rd December) by each of the student brothers. Read more

Perspective

Friday, December 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P.Br Thomas Thérèse looks at one of the lesser known roles of the late Game of Thrones and James Bond actress Dame Diana Rigg in 'House of Brede' and how perspective might help our spiritual life. Read more

'Have I not been with you all this time?'

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | In the third of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Thomas reflects on the questions that Jesus poses to us in three parables from Luke's Gospel. Read more

Friendship vs Prudence? St Therese of Lisieux's Little Way

Thursday, October 01, 2020

By Br Thomas Therese Mannion | ‘How often do we use prudence as an excuse not to fulfil the demands of charity?’ On the feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Br Thomas reflects on this great saint's secret to grow in love of God and of neighbour. Read more

Reflections on Anti-Catholicism and the Necessity of Preaching the Gospel

Monday, July 20, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion, O.P. | Br Thomas reflects on the rising wave of acts of persecution against Christians in the West and how we might respond as witnesses of the Gospel. Read more

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