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Triduum 2015 - Photographs and videos

Friday, April 03, 2015

Below are some photos and videos from the Triduum at Blackfriars, Oxford. This post will be updated at different points during the Triduum. Read more

Wednesday of Holy Week: More than forgiveness; freedom from sin

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Today, often referred to as Spy Wednesday, marks the end of our quiet preparations for the rich drama that will unfurl throughout the Triduum, starting with tomorrow’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The barren aspect of Lent draws to a close; for we are on the cusp of the most dramatic act in the greatest drama of history. Read more

Tuesday of Holy Week: The pain of betrayal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This is perhaps the saddest and most painful scene in the whole Bible. Jesus is 'troubled in spirit' because he is about to be betrayed (John 13:21-38). Read more

Palm Sunday: welcoming Jesus with a saving faith

Sunday, March 29, 2015

During Holy Week we follow the events of the last week of the earthly life of Jesus – events that won our salvation. Read more

Easter Liturgies at Blackfriars, Oxford

Saturday, March 28, 2015


The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is buried

Friday, March 27, 2015

In this video, Br Richard Steenvoorde reflects on the Fourteenth Station of the Cross: Jesus is buried.
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Fifth Thursday of Lent: The Divine Conversation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Are you like Abraham and the woman at the well or like those persons mentioned in the Gospel today? Read more

Fifth Wednesday in Lent: Martyrdom and Romero and Dorothy Day

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today we celebrate the Annunciation that pivotal moment in salvation history when Mary’s “yes” to God changed each of our lives. Another emphatic “yes” to God is shown by the lives of the martyrs and martyrdom is one of the central themes of the ferial readings for the Fifth Wednesday of Lent. Thus it is particularly appropriate that at 5pm on Wednesday, here at Blackfriars, Oxford, marking the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero, the Las Casas Institute welcomes Fr Brian Pierce OP to deliver a lecture on the Archbishop and his legacy entitled ‘He Heard their Voice: Archbishop Romero – Mystic and Prophet’. There are still a few spaces left so do RSVP on lascasas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk if you wish to come along. Read more

Fifth Tuesday of Lent: The one who speaks clearly

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'I have told you: you will die in your sins. Yes, if you do not believe that I AM He, you will die in your sins' (Jn 8:24). Read more

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jesus speaks about his death

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Why did the Cross become the symbol of Christians?  Read more

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