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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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God Matters: The Role of Women in the Church

Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Tuesday evening, Blackfriars, Oxford continued its series of talks, "God Matters? Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines". Sr. Ann-Catherine Swailes OP spoke on The Role of Women in the Church. As on previous occasions, the talk was very well attended! The talk was followed by tea and coffee, after which, the speaker and audience returned for questions (not recorded). Read more

God Matters: Heaven, Hell & Purgatory

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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God Matters: The Beginning and End of Life

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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Fra Angelico: an illustrated talk

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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God Matters? Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Following the success of last year's series, the God Matters free talks are back! This year, the focus will be on Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines. The talks are an opportunity for all people – Catholics, other Christians, people of other religions or none – to understand Catholicism better and to discuss these contentious topics in a free and open way. We want to reach as wide an audience as possible, so if you are thinking of coming, please bring a friend along with you! Read more

Godzdogz Team 2013-14

Monday, October 14, 2013
Godzdogz is blessed with several new members! Having taken their Simple Vows in Blackfriars, Cambridge on Sunday 29th September, the prioral feast of St Michael and All Angels, four newly-professed brothers have moved to Oxford to take up their formal studies for the priesthood: namely, Br Toby Lees OP, Br Luke Doherty OP, Br Samuel Burke OP, and Br Jordan Scott OP. Godzdogz also welcomes Br Paweł Szylak OP, a son of the Province of Poland, who is in Oxford for one year to continue his studies and priestly formation. Read more

Dominican Youth Movement – National Launch, 2-3 November

Saturday, October 12, 2013
The friars are launching the Dominican Youth Movement, which is aimed at young people aged 18-35. Our hope is to support Catholic youth and help them to form networks from the time they are in university chaplaincies until their young professional/married lives. We hope to extend the chaplaincy experience and support network, keeping young people within the Dominican family, and offering opportunities in local areas and at larger regional and national gatherings for young Catholics to meet for prayer, study of the faith, recreation and discussions with friars so as to enable an on-going faith development. Read more

Day of Recollection at Boars' Hill

Friday, October 11, 2013
And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while." For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat (Mark 6:31). Read more

The Blessing of Roses

Monday, October 07, 2013
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. At Blackfriars, Oxford we followed the beautiful Dominican tradition of blessing and handing out roses at Mass on this day. Read more

Ordinations at Blackfriars, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
On Saturday 27 July, at Blackfriars Oxford, Br Nicholas Crowe OP was ordained to the diaconate and Br Gregory Pearson OP was ordained to the priesthood. The ordinations were done by our Dominican brother, Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham. In attendance were family members and friends, including Dominican friars, sisters, and laity. Read more
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