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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 Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Friday, March 06, 2015

In this video Br Christopher reflects on how Veronica's act of charity is perfected in Jesus' act of Charity on the Cross. Read more

Book Review: Aquinas at Prayer, by Paul Murray OP

Thursday, March 05, 2015

St Thomas Aquinas: Doctor of the Church, scholastic theologian and philosopher, piercing intellect, synthesiser of Aristotle and Christianity . . . so far, so good . . . but the addition of the descriptions mystic, poet, and contemplative might cause some to raise an eyebrow. In his survey of Aquinas both at prayer and on prayer, Paul Murray seeks to show us that the latter descriptions of Aquinas are just as applicable as the first set. Read more

Second Wednesday of Lent: Jesus foretells his Resurrection

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

“Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the pagans to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again" (Mt 20:18) Read more

Consecrated life: Action

Monday, March 02, 2015
Once upon a time, there was a lawyer. He thought he could test Jesus by asking a tricky question. Read more

Second Sunday of Lent: Glory is not without sacrifice

Sunday, March 01, 2015

What are you willing to do for glory? Read more

First Saturday in Lent: The rain it raineth on the just

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella.
(Lord Bowen) Read more

The Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

Friday, February 27, 2015

In this video Br Jean-Baptiste offers a reflection on the Third Station of the Cross: Jesus falls the first time.
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Consecrated Life: Contemplation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It might seem that contemplation is reserved only for a few people who are chosen by God according to his mysterious plan. In fact, however, each of us is invited to contemplative life, as everyone is invited to live a full life. For contemplation means remaining attentive in God’s presence and seeking his face, that is, seeking his truth. Read more

A Tale of Rowan Williams, Dostoyevsky, Franzen and Freedom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One of the great privileges of living in Oxford is the richness of the cultural life that is going on all around you on a daily basis: concerts, talks, theatre, and exhibitions at world class museums and libraries. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to listen to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams, speaking on one of his favourite subjects, the writing of Fyodor Dostoyevsky*. Read more

First Tuesday of Lent: Innovation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Apple corporation recently earned record profits from its sales of Smart Phones, iPads, Computers and through its business decisions.  Read more

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