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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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Lent is coming, Get Set ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

Godzdogz Lenten Retreat

Monday, March 07, 2011
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Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness ...

Homily for 9th Sunday of the Year: Rock and Sand

Sunday, March 06, 2011
Readings: Deut 11:18, 26-28, 32; Ps 31; Rom 3:21-15, 28; Matt 7:21-27 Read more

Litany of Loreto - Help of Christians

Sunday, March 06, 2011
Here we have a title that does not contain doctrine that needs unpacking, or symbolism that needs uncovering, or biblical allusions that need exegesis! We are simply being told that Mary, by her prayers, helps Christians here and now. The straightforwardness, even directness of the title, implies or suggests to me a practicality about Mary and the impact of her intercession. I think this sits well with the woman who noticed that a couple was embarrassed by running out of wine at their wedding feast and asked her son to help (John 2: 1-12). This is first recorded request Mary made of Jesus and in a way is an intercession, and thus an anticipation of her ongoing prayer for all of us. It also suggests that we can be direct in addressing Mary and confident that she grasps the reality of daily life, its needs, and the problems it throws up. Daily concerns are not too trivial to be taken to Mary in prayer. Read more

Vincent Cook OP RIP

Sunday, March 06, 2011
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Litany of Loreto - Comforter of the Afflicted

Saturday, March 05, 2011
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The Death of Magister Aycardus

Friday, March 04, 2011
Our brother Michael Demkovich, a son of the Province of St. Albert the Great in the United States, and the Gerald Vann Visiting Fellow of Catholic Life and Thought at Blackfriars, has just published his first novel. It tells of the mysterious death of a Dominican friar, theologian and mystic called Magister Aycardus but better known as Meister Eckhart. Read more

Magnificat!

Friday, March 04, 2011
Catholics in Britain and Ireland have cause for good cheer because the superb monthly magazine called Magnificat is now being edited by Léonie and Stratford Caldecott for use in this country. Described as a "monthly liturgical prayer book", the aim of Magnificat, as the editors say, is to "help you enter into the spirit of the Church's year ... By entering into the spirit of the liturgy, we allow the Holy Spirit to come more completely into our lives, guiding us towards the wisdom of God". Read more

Litany of Loreto - Refuge of Sinners

Thursday, March 03, 2011
Mary stands by her Son not only in the moments of joy, but also in his sorrow and suffering. Likewise, she is not only there for us as the ‘Cause of our Joy’ – the object of our celebration and veneration – but also as a source of compassion when times are hard. In particular, she stands for us as an example in moments of temptation, showing us by her sinless life that we too, strengthened like her by God’s grace (which we received in our Baptism), can avoid sin if we will only trust him and, like Mary, say ‘yes’ to him: for, as the angel said, ‘with God nothing is impossible’ (Luke 1:37). In such moments, though, she helps us not only by giving an example, but also by her prayer: when it all feels too much, by turning to her we can be assured of her support (and that of all the Church) in a battle which is not ours to be fought alone – rather, it is our share in the battle which has already been fought and won by her Son.  Read more

Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus

Thursday, March 03, 2011
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