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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 Lord's Prayer: 'And lead us not into temptation'.

Friday, November 07, 2014
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'The Temptations of Christ' 12th Century mosaic in St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy. 

Our Father, 'As we forgive those who trespass against us'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

All Saints - Exsultate Justi!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Our Father: Give us this day our daily bread

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The eyes of all creatures look to you Read more

Our Father: Thy will be done on earth as it is heaven

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
                                   “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
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Our Father: Thy Kingdom come

Saturday, October 25, 2014
In this part of the Our Father we echo that well known invocation Marana tha - Come, Lord Jesus. This is because when we pray for the coming of the Kingdom, we also pray for the coming of its Sovereign, Jesus. 

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Our Father: Hallowed be thy name

Thursday, October 23, 2014
A Dominican friend from Panama suggested to me that the English translation of the Our Father is the worst of all of the modern languages. I have always disagreed with him, until pondering the use of ‘hallowed be thy name’ in the Lord’s prayer. How often do we ever hear the word ‘hallowed’ used in any other context than the Our Father? Hallowed is a strange word sounding a bit like like ‘halloween’ but not really having much other use than here in the Our Father. I would translate the Latin text ‘sanctificetur nomen tuum’ into English as ‘sacred is your name’ or perhaps ‘your name is most holy and sacred’. When we pray to God, perhaps no language can express the magnitude of sacredness and holiness of God. Read more

Our Father: Who Art in Heaven

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Our Father"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Father: a new commentary on the Lord's Prayer

Saturday, October 18, 2014
It is not always easy to find the right words to pray. This was the problem facing Jesus's own disciples, when they said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples' (Lk 11:1). St Paul also recognised the difficulty, saying that 'we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words' (Rom 8:26). Read more
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