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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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The Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Friday, March 06, 2015

In this video Br Christopher reflects on how Veronica's act of charity is perfected in Jesus' act of Charity on the Cross. Read more

Book Review: Aquinas at Prayer, by Paul Murray OP

Thursday, March 05, 2015

St Thomas Aquinas: Doctor of the Church, scholastic theologian and philosopher, piercing intellect, synthesiser of Aristotle and Christianity . . . so far, so good . . . but the addition of the descriptions mystic, poet, and contemplative might cause some to raise an eyebrow. In his survey of Aquinas both at prayer and on prayer, Paul Murray seeks to show us that the latter descriptions of Aquinas are just as applicable as the first set. Read more

Consecrated Life: Prophetic Witness

Thursday, March 05, 2015

If three years ago before I joined the Dominicans, I told my friends that I was called to be a prophetic witness, after about 5 minutes (being the time it would have taken for the laughter to die out), a question along the following lines would probably have cropped up: “You, a prophet, but you can’t even tell the future?!” Read more

Second Wednesday of Lent: Jesus foretells his Resurrection

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

“Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the pagans to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again" (Mt 20:18) Read more

Consecrated life: Action

Monday, March 02, 2015
Once upon a time, there was a lawyer. He thought he could test Jesus by asking a tricky question. Read more

Second Sunday of Lent: Glory is not without sacrifice

Sunday, March 01, 2015

What are you willing to do for glory? Read more

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