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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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The Beatitudes - 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Beatitudes | "We sometimes hear it said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church... It might as well be said that it is the cement of the Church in every present generation" Br Bede reflects on the blessedness of the persecuted in the Eighth Beatitude.
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The Beatitudes - 7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Beatitudes | "To live an integrated life, to live a peaceful life, we must live a sacramental life." Br Albert reflects on the peacemakers and the Seventh Beatitude. Read more

The Beatitudes - 6. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Beatitudes | "There is at work in us a power able to accomplish abundantly more than we can imagine." Br Daniel reflects on the Sixth Beatitude, Blessed are the Pure in Heart. Read more

The Beatitudes - 5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Beatitudes | "This is the man in whom history is transformed, the centre-point that gathers into a new orbit sin-scattered humanity." Br Bede looks at the fifth Beatitude, 'Blessed are the merciful'. Read more

The Beatitudes - 4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Beatitudes | The fourth meditation from our summer series on The Beatitudes: 'The Lord not only reveals to us what the world is really like, but shows us also how to respond to these realities'. Read more

Quodlibet 40 – ‘Being religious’ vs ‘doing good’

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Quodlibets | A famous actor recently said you do not have to be religious to be a good person; religion leads to conflict and violence, so we should take from it whatever moral principles are useful, but otherwise stay away from it. What matters is doing good to all living beings. What do we make of this reasoning? Read more

Dominican Life: Community life.

Friday, March 08, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | Community Life is one of the most important aspects of Dominican Life and a distinguishing feature between the religious life and the life of the diocesan clergy. In the rule of St. Augustine, which we as Dominicans have as our rule, St. Augustine writes that above everything else the purpose of living together is to live in harmony. Read more

Dominican Life: Prayer

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá | You have probably heard that the life of a Dominican revolves around four ‘pillars’: preaching, study, community and prayer. But if this is what distinguishes the Order of Preachers, you might be wondering, what is it that other orders devote themselves to? Read more

I believe in Jesus Christ; truly human

Saturday, December 22, 2018

By Br Albert Elias Robertson Over the summer, while on pilgrimage in Lourdes, a fellow friar sitting next to me said, ‘Isn’t extraordinary that God has a mother?’ Read more

I believe in Jesus Christ

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This opening verse of the Gospel of John—echoing the opening of Genesis’s account of creation—goes deep into the mystery of the life of the Trinity. Read more

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