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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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Good Shepherd Sunday homily

Monday, April 27, 2015

Yesterday was 'Good Shepherd' Sunday, the day when the Church reflects on the role of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd and asks us to pray for vocations. Here is the homily given on that theme by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP at the Priory of the Holy Spirit, Blackfriars, Oxford. Read more

Consecrated Life: Prophetic Witness

Thursday, March 05, 2015

If three years ago before I joined the Dominicans, I told my friends that I was called to be a prophetic witness, after about 5 minutes (being the time it would have taken for the laughter to die out), a question along the following lines would probably have cropped up: “You, a prophet, but you can’t even tell the future?!” Read more

Year of Consecrated Life 2014-2015

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today marks the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life! This is an opportunity for us all in the Church – no matter what our vocation in life – to think about and pray for those who live a consecrated life, whether in a religious order, as a lay consecrated person, or in any of the myriad ways that Christians commit themselves to a life of service in the footsteps of Christ. Read more

"Go to Oxford"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Vocations Sunday: Testimony from Br Nicholas Crowe OP

Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Interview with Fr Haavar Simon Nilsen OP in Oslo

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Br Haavar's graduation in Oxford
Fr Haavar Simon Nilsen OP is a Norwegian Dominican who was ordained priest in Oslo fifteen months ago, having begun his formation in France and completed a Master's in Theology at Oxford University. So, for two years, Fr Haavar was a student brother at Blackfriars, Oxford, and a member of the Godzdogz Team; in his second year, he also served in the role of deacon. Godzdogz caught up with him to find out how he has found the first year of his priestly ministry, in a country that offers many opportunities for Christian witness and evangelisation. 
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Why give it all up for God?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Channel 4 has a daily 90-second programme in which individuals are invited to contribute their “take” on various religious and moral questions. This week’s theme is Why give it all up for God?, and Br Nicholas Crowe, one of the Godzdogz team, is among the contributors: Read more

A new prayer for Dominican vocations

Thursday, April 11, 2013
A new prayer card for Dominican vocations has been created at Blackfriars, Oxford and is right now being distributed to our communities around the country.  Read more

The New York Times notices Dominican growth

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
A few days ago, the front page of the International Herald Tribune (owned by the New York Times) carried an article about the recent growth in Dominican vocationsRead more

Dominican Vocations Open Day: 27th October, Blackfriars Oxford

Monday, October 15, 2012
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