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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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Ash Wednesday 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“Remember man that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.” Read more

Welcome to the new Godzdogz!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Godzdogz has moved home... Read more

The Art of Preaching

Monday, February 16, 2015

First imageOne of the key features of the pontificate of Francis is the daily homily he delivers at Mass at the Casa Sancta Marta. If you follow the Vatican Radio Facebook page, as I do, you will get little snippets each day from these homilies. Preaching, for the Holy Father, is clearly of fundamental importance; it is not necessarily an event restricted to Sundays. He has his own particular style of preaching, as did Benedict XVI before him, and undoubtedly all the Popes before have had, and in the future will have. Read more

Recommended books for Lent 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Here are some books which the Godzdogz Team has found nourishing spiritual reading. Do share your own ideas with us, and let us know if you found any of these helpful this Lent! Read more

What I did in the summer... Hospital Chaplaincy

Friday, February 06, 2015

The bread and butter issues in life are what really matter, not so much the added extras. At least, that is what I took from my student placement this summer when I spent four weeks on a hospital chaplaincy placement in London. The NHS hospital where I was a chaplaincy assistant provides advanced medical care to patients from London and other regions of England; indeed patients even come from abroad for specialist care at the various surgical units. As with most hospitals in the UK, health care is free at the point of care, patients from all backgrounds are treated, and a wide range of health care is undertaken, from brain surgery and advanced cancer treatment to healing of broken bones. Read more

The Dominican Way 2015 - book your place now!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
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God Matters? Because I'm Catholic? - new talks in Oxford

Monday, February 02, 2015

The God Matters? series returns for a third year running at Blackfriars, Oxford. These are a great opportunity to think about and discuss some of the most contentious issues in society and the Church. 
Join the discussion. Bring your friends along.
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