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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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Neglected Books of the Old Testament: Ruth

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ruth is one of the smallest books of the bible but with many treasures to be unearthed. Ruth is a Moabite who married one of the two sons of Elimelech, who himself was from Bethlehem in Judah. Elimelech and his two sons both died, leaving Elimelech’s wife Naomi and her daughters in law Ruth and Orpah to fend for themselves. Naomi dispairs and tells her daughters-in-law to leave her for ‘the hand of the Lord has turned against me’, Orpah leaves but Ruth ‘clung to her’. Read more

Neglected Books of the Old Testament: Judges

Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Book of Judges covers the span of Israel’s history from the death of Joshua, after the conquest of the Promised Land, until the establishment of the Kingdom. There is no unified leadership in the nation at this time, and each man owes his allegiance to his tribe and family rather than to a central authority. The tribes of Israel seem to fight just as often with each other as with the surrounding Gentiles, and only occasionally do they federate to fight back a foreign oppressor. Read more

New Year, New Team, New Series

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The summer is now over, and the new academic year is just about to begin here at Blackfriars, Oxford. We have said goodbye to some student brothers, and we have welcomed new ones. Above is a photo of us all (Back from L to R: Brothers Isaac, Albert, Cuthbert and Andy, who is from the Western Province of the United States; Front from L to R: Brothers Joseph, Thomas, and Vincent-Antony). Read more

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