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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 Penitential Rite

Monday, October 31, 2011
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What the Rosary means to me - 18

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My first impressions of the Rosary were not overwhelmingly positive: from the outside, the recitation of a fixed number of set prayers seemed tediously repetitious, and the beads themselves seemed more suited to the florid piety of the medievals than to a 21st century Englishman. Surely, I thought, there must be a more enlightened way of praying? Read more

"And With Your Spirit"

Friday, October 28, 2011
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Deacon's Homily, Thursday 30th week Year 1

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Rm 8:31-39, Ps 108:21-22,26-27,30-31, Lk 13:31-35 Read more

LMS Oxford Pilgriamage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Lost in translation?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Traduttore – traditore (the translator is a traitor) runs the Italian play on words, and its own English translation already gives us an example of what it’s talking about: the English words don’t sound as similar as the Italian, and so the wordplay doesn’t work as well. The translator faces a huge challenge in trying to convey the fullness of the original text, and inevitably something has to be compromised: perhaps the translator will feel the need to sacrifice the conciseness of the original, for example, in order to make the text more intelligible, or perhaps the importance of preserving the poetic form will be placed above the exact literal meaning of the words. Read more

What the Rosary means to me-17

Monday, October 24, 2011
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6015 Years Ago.....

Sunday, October 23, 2011
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What the Rosary Means to Me - 16

Thursday, October 20, 2011
My earliest memory of the Rosary comes from family gatherings and holidays. My grandfather would sit all of us around the room and lead the Rosary, usually after the evening meal. It was not until much later that I realized the extraordinary way the Rosary influenced my own love for the Gospel at such a young age. Read more

Solemn Profession of Dominican Nuns

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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