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New Series: Laudato Si'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Earlier this year, Pope Francis published his much-anticipated encyclical on the Care for our Common Home, Laudato Si. This challenging encyclical letter grapples with the seemingly intractable matters of environmental concern and human ecology. Stark questions lie at the heart of the Pope’s challenge. What is the purpose of our life in the world? What kind of world do we want to live in? What kind of world do we want our children and grandchildren to live in? What are our responsibilities to God, to one another, and to His creation?
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New Godzdogz Team

Monday, October 12, 2015

At the beginning of a new Academic term, Godzdogz is proud to announce a new team! Blackfriars, Oxford welcomes two new members to the Studentate both of whom will contribute to our blog: Br. Christopher Wetzel from the Province of Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western Province of the US), and Br. Stefan Mangnus who joins us from the Dutch province. Read more

The beginning of a new academic year

Friday, October 09, 2015

News On Thursday 8th October the Dominican brethren and students of Blackfriars Hall and Studium celebrated a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit with Vespers to mark the beginning of the new academic year. Read more

Diaconal Ordinations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

News On Saturday 11th July--the feast of St Benedict--Brs Oliver Keenan, O.P., and Matthew Jarvis, O.P., were ordained to the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, William Kenney. Read more

Walsingham Pilgrimage 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Each year the Dominican brethren, sisters, laity, and faithful, who are associated with our communities, make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. This year was no exception. Events like this annual pilgrimage are a wonderful opportunity for the Dominican family from across the country to meet together in prayer and fellowship. Read more

The Lost Knowledge of Christ – new book by Dominic White OP

Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to our brother, Fr Dominic White OP, who has just published The Lost Knowledge of Christ: Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology and the Arts (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015) Read more

Dominican Way 2015 - financial support closing soon

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Dominican Way youth pilgrimage still has places left, but the deadline to apply for financial support is fast approaching on 22 May.  Read more

Dominican Study Week: "A Vision for Life", 6-10th July

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Young adult readers of this blog are invited to attend this Summer's study week, "A Vision for Life", which will take place from 6th until 10th July 2015 at Buckfast Abbey.  Read more

French Studentate visits Oxford

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Last month, the student brothers of the Province of France came over from Lille to visit Oxford. This was the third exchange with the French brothers in recent years, after their Oxford visit in 2012 and our trip to Lille in 2013.  Read more

Renovation of the Blackfriars Quad

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Since October 2014, Blackfriars, Oxford, has been home to diggers and countless workmen. Their primary task was to seal off the crypt which lies underneath the quad as there were signs of water leakage.  Read more

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