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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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On fire or burnt out?

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Do you feel on fire with faith, or a little burnt out? If the latter, perhaps we can find hope in the events that we celebrate today.  Read more

Pentecost

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pentecost 2014 photos

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Last week we celebrated Pentecost, which is of course the titular feast of the Priory of the Holy Spirit (Blackfriars), Oxford. In recent years we have begun to celebrate the Pentecost Vigil on the Saturday evening, which offers us a rich scriptural feast and some glorious music, too.  Read more

Pentecost Joy 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Pentecost Vigil and Doorkeepers' Dinner

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Pentecost, the titular feast of our Priory of the Holy Spirit, always promises a great celebration at Blackfriars, Oxford. On Saturday evening we held an extended Pentecost Vigil Mass, with readings from Scripture reminding us of the intimate connection of the Holy Spirit's action throughout history with our own Christian lives today. The choir sang Palestrina's setting of Loquebantur variis linguis and Tallis's If ye love me. Fr Richard Ounsworth OP preached about giving birth and the 'unutterable groanings' ('stenagmois alaletois, since you ask') of the Spirit (Rom. 8:26). As usual, the sacristans ensured the church was looking splendidly illuminated, as captured perfectly in the following two photos by Fr James Claffey OP. Read more
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