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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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Longing for God in a Railway Station

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A late evening in 2013. A group of young guys is standing in the central hall of a train station, somewhere in Germany: t-shirts, jeans, fashionable beards, one of them with a couple of bottles in his hands. Around them a few people enter and exit the station, the tannoy produces an unintelligible announcement, the last trains come and go. So far nothing unusual.   Read more

Advent 2014: 'O Emmanuel'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Advent 2014: 'O Rex Gentium'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cornerstone of the church of the monastery of Chalais"O King of the Nations, whom they desire, and the cornerstone, who join two together into one: come and save mankind, whom you formed from the clay." Read more

Advent 2014: 'O Oriens'

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"We are nearly there"; as a child, these were very comforting words, when sitting in the back of the car after a long journey: "We are nearly there, look for the signs". So I looked for the familiar markings in the landscape: the church-tower, a mill, an old manger. When I saw those signs, I knew that we would be home soon. I think we all have similar signs that we look for when we are travelling home.  Read more

Advent 2014: 'O Radix Iesse'

Friday, December 19, 2014

O Radix Iesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur; veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare. Read more

Advent 2014: 'O Adonai'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Moses and the Burning Bush by Marc Chagall Read more

Advent 2014: 'O Sapientia'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. Read more

Advent 2013: "O Emmanuel"

Monday, December 23, 2013
O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos Domine Deus noster.

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Advent 2013: 'O Oriens'

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Advent 2013: O Oriens Read more

Advent 2013: 'O Clavis David'

Friday, December 20, 2013
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