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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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Article in l'Osservatore Romano

Thursday, August 06, 2009
[The following article by fr Robert Gay OP was published in the English language edition of l'Osservatore Romano on the 5th of August 2009. It is republished here with permission.] Read more

Blessed Sacrament Parish reaches out to the local community

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
For the last few weeks, Br. Robert Gay has been working in Blessed Sacrament parish in the west of the city of Leicester. The parish was originally run by the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, but is now in the hands of the Diocese of Nottingham, and run by Fr John Joe Maloney. As well as getting sacramental and preaching experience as a Deacon, Br. Robert has also been involved in leading a team of young people in outreach to Catholics and others in the parish. Here is the team's account of their work and its value. Read more

Columba Ryan OP

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Our brother Columba Ryan died this afternoon. He was born on 13th January 1916 and so would have been 94 at his next birthday. He made profession on 30th September 1936 and so was almost 73 years professed. He was ordained on 25th July 1941 and so had just celebrated 68 years of priesthood. His was a remarkable life. After schooling at Ampleforth he spent a year in France before joining the Order. He was master of (lay)brothers for many years, taught philosophy, and was bursar at Hawkesyard, and was later regent of studies at Oxford.
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The Life of Virtue - Liberality

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The first important thing to note about this virtue, then, is that it is precisely concerned with the right use of money: money is a means which we acquire and keep in order to expend in the pursuit of various ends (i.e. providing for our needs and those of others). If money ever becomes an end in itself, something we seek just for the pleasure of acquiring it or having it, then we are no longer using it in the right way. Read more

The Life of Virtue - Affability

Saturday, August 01, 2009
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