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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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Jubilee Vespers: Magnificat

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last year the Dominican Order celebrated its 800th jubilee. To celebrate, the English Province had solemn Vespers presided by Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. Below is a video recording of the Magnificat, composed by Catholic and Lay Dominican composer, James Macmillan, and sung by the world renown choir of Westminster Cathedral. Read more

Wednesday Gospel reflection

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

One of my lesser known hobbies is my involvement in the Blackfriars Hall Wine Society. The idea is very simple: to know the land and taste its fruits.  Read more

Christological Psalms: Psalm 118: 20-25

Monday, May 08, 2017

Psalm 118 is one of the most frequently recited psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours, being sung on some Sundays either in its entirety at Morning Prayer or at Midday Prayer divided into three. Its association with Sunday, the Day of Resurrection, isn’t surprising, for it speaks throughout of triumph over all kinds of adversities, and of confidence in the salvation offered by God. The verses of the psalm are used in all kinds of liturgical occasions, and both Matthew and John have the crowds shouting, ‘Blessed be he who enters in the name of the Lord,’ (118:26) at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Read more

English Martyrs

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Undoubtedly for many of us the thought of martyrdom sends a shiver down our spine. If any of you are like me, we probably think we’d break under pressure and agree to anything in order not to be killed. Of course, we hope deep in our hearts that we would be open to God’s grace and would face martyrdom courageously. Read more
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