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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 Canonisation of St John Henry Newman

Monday, October 14, 2019

News On Sunday 13th October, St John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis. Brothers Pablo and Bede flew to Rome to attend the ceremony, where they were present with Dominican brothers and priests both of the English province and from around the world, and many others besides. Read more

Our Seraphic Father St Francis

Sunday, October 06, 2019

By Br John Bernard Church | As tradition dictates, several Dominican friars attended the celebration of the feast of St Francis on 4th of October at the local Franciscan church of St Edmund and St Frideswide (Greyfriars). Read more

Saints and Study

Thursday, June 27, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | As the academic year comes to a close for the student brothers, here are a few thoughts that have come to me throughout the course of this year. Study is an essential part of our Dominican life—and this is particularly obvious for those of us currently being formed for the priesthood. But that study can never be disconnected from our prayer. Read more

John the Baptist

Monday, June 24, 2019

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | John the Baptist is one of the most important saints of the Church—and in some ways, today one of her most underrated ones, too! Read more

Dominican Life: “Be holy, as I the Lord your God am holy” (Lev 19:2)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens The Scholastics used to say, “bonum est diffusivum sui”, “goodness spreads itself about”: a dictum people might be more inclined to indulge around Christmas time, and perhaps less as we approach mid-January of the New Year.  Read more

Doctors of the Church: Basil

Monday, March 19, 2018
By Br Vincent Antony Löning | "The love of God is not something that is taught, for we do not learn from another to rejoice in the light or to desire life, nor has anyone taught us to love our parents or nurses.” (Long Rules Q. 2)
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Doctors of the Church: St Athanasius

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | ‘God became a what we are in order to make us what he is’ – St Athanasius in The Incarnation of the Word Read more

Doctors of the Church: St Jerome

Monday, February 26, 2018
By Br Joseph Bailham | The next of our western doctors of the Church in this series is the formidable character of St Jerome. It is to him we can give thanks for the Vulgate, the Latin translation of Holy Scripture, which continues to serve all these centuries later as the authoritative Latin Bible.
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Doctors of the Church: Augustine

Monday, February 12, 2018

By Br Andy Opsahl | Given that we here at Blackfriars chose to blog during this academic term on Doctors of the Church, writing a post on Saint Augustine, one of Christian theology’s most important voices, was a must! Saint Augustine lived a life of profound searching, both of his own soul and of truth in general as his immense body of theological work reveals, especially his seminal Confessions. Read more

Doctors of the Church: Ambrose

Monday, January 22, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony Löning | Ambrose of Milan: what sort of personality hides behind this name? Pastoral bishop, monastic doctor, poet, or political agitator? The breadth of his achievement is outstanding, particularly if we consider the troubled times he lived in Read more

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