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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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Popular Piety: Marian Devotions

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I remember hearing my grandmother tell a story of the terrible two nights during the Clydebank Blitz, when the German Luftwaffe launched a bombing raid in March 1941. My grandmother, along with relatives and neighbours, sought refuge in an Anderson shelter, which was designed to withstand anything except a direct hit. As a devout Catholic, she prayed the Rosary repetitively through the night, to pray for protection and survival through the Blitz. When she had finished one of the mysteries of the Rosary, with the sound of bombs falling nearby, her protestant neighbour who was beside her in the shelter asked “can you start saying those prayers again?”
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Popular Piety: Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday, October 27, 2013
‘I look at him and he looks at me.’ This is what a certain peasant of Ars used to say to his holy Curé about his prayer before the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle. In Eucharistic Adoration, we are privileged not just to contemplate Christ in the tabernacle, but to have Christ physically present before us, so that we may gaze upon Our Lord and Saviour with adoring eyes.
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Popular Piety: Blessings

Thursday, October 24, 2013
'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places’ (Ephesians 1: 3). Read more

Was Frère Jacques a lazy Dominican?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Popular Piety: The Sign of the Cross

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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'My power is perfected in weakness'

New Series: Popular Piety

Friday, October 18, 2013
How do we know things about God? Well, a traditional answer would be go something like this: we know about God by his self-revelation in Scripture and Tradition, transmitted by the Church’s Magisterium, and by using the God-given aids of reason and religious experience that help us to make sense of that self-revelation. That’s all well and good, but it might strike us as a little bit clinical, perhaps as the language of the theology textbook rather than the language of the heart. If we were asked by a friendly enquirer in a pub, it’s probably not how we’d go about talking about our friendship with Jesus Christ nor about our own powerful experiences of His transforming love.  Read more

Academic Mass

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Each academic year at Blackfriars opens with the offering of a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, at which staff and students gather to consecrate their studies and teaching to God and implore the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Godzdogz newly appointed official photographer, Br Luke Doherty OP, was on hand to capture the event. 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
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