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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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First Saturday in Lent: The rain it raineth on the just

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella.
(Lord Bowen) Read more

The Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

Friday, February 27, 2015

In this video Br Jean-Baptiste offers a reflection on the Third Station of the Cross: Jesus falls the first time.
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Consecrated Life: Contemplation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It might seem that contemplation is reserved only for a few people who are chosen by God according to his mysterious plan. In fact, however, each of us is invited to contemplative life, as everyone is invited to live a full life. For contemplation means remaining attentive in God’s presence and seeking his face, that is, seeking his truth. Read more

A Tale of Rowan Williams, Dostoyevsky, Franzen and Freedom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One of the great privileges of living in Oxford is the richness of the cultural life that is going on all around you on a daily basis: concerts, talks, theatre, and exhibitions at world class museums and libraries. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to listen to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams, speaking on one of his favourite subjects, the writing of Fyodor Dostoyevsky*. Read more

First Tuesday of Lent: Innovation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Apple corporation recently earned record profits from its sales of Smart Phones, iPads, Computers and through its business decisions.  Read more

Contemplation and Action: Mary and Martha

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fr Provincial meditates on the Holy RosaryDominicans are useful ‘amphibians’. We seek God as contemplatives, living lives of prayer and study, but only because we have been given a job: the preaching of the gospel. Read more

First Sunday of Lent: Flourishing in the desert

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pope Benedict, reflecting on today’s readings, which include Mark’s account of Christ’s temptation in the wilderness, says that “the image of the desert is a very eloquent metaphor of the human condition.” Read more

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The call of God demands a change of life. Are we willing to accept this demanding invitation? Read more

The First Station: Jesus is condemned to death

Friday, February 20, 2015

In this video Br Matthew suggests we adopt a 'double vision' as we walk the Stations of the Cross: Jesus is both the suffering servant and the triumphant king. Read more

Consecrated Life and the Universal Call to Holiness

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In this Year for Consecrated Life, the Dominican student brothers on Godzdogz will share our perspective on the consecrated life – how it remains as relevant as ever as a way of Christian discipleship, a way of loving God and our neighbour. In the first post of the series, we consider 'the universal call to holiness'. Read more

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