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Preparing the Way: The Proclamation of the Kingdom

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This  week the Students of Blackfriars are preparing the way for Christmas with a series of reflections on the Rosary. They are taking place in the Priory Church at 12:30pm on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December. All are welcome! Read more

Christmas Services At Blackfriars

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Preparing the Way: The Annunciation

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Rosary Reflections in Christmas Week

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Set apart for the Gospel of God

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A White Christmas in Oxford?

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Snow has been affecting many parts of the country, but it finally came to Oxford on 18 December. Some of the brothers in Oxford took to clearing a path to help those coming to church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. They were, quite practically, preparing a way for the Lord! Read more

Friday - Third Week of Advent

Friday, December 17, 2010
Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17; Mt 1:1-17 Read more

Well It is the Thought That Counts....

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Coming up to another Christmas that seems to have begun on the high street straight after Halloween my mind has turned to one of the most diabolic excesses of the commercial "holiday season": the pop artist's Christmas album. It is depressing when great artists like Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix release appalling covers of Christmas carols. Not only are they distressing to listen to but they also reek of "selling out" and cashing in (but to be fair to Dylan he has donated all royalties to charity). Below is a selection of some contemporary musicians' take on some festive standards. The first two are pure stinkers (especially "Mr. Rebel Yell" Billy Idol) with only ironic value. Luckily the Thin White Duke is incapable of producing anything below par. However the selection below is not total box of purple Quality Street; and Scottish indy-folk lords Belle and Sebastian show how not to ruin a Christmas (or Advent) song. Of course, they recorded it for a charity album.  Read more

Wednesday - Third Week of Advent

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Readings: Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-26; Psalm 84; Luke 7:19-23 Read more

Defining 'life'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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