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Pray Compline online!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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Advent 2013: 'O Oriens'

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2013
In our Oxford priory we celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a big dinner with all the students of Blackfriars Hall, many of whom come from the USA. We provide the turkeys and the students bring lots of side dishes and accompaniments. For many of them it might be the first Thanksgiving away from their family, so we make an effort to create a festive atmosphere here while keeping the families in our prayers. Read more

Feast of the Transfiguration

Monday, August 06, 2012
Terror is truly a natural, human response to the Transfiguration. Peter, James and John are confronted with the blinding glory of Jesus's divinity and they can hardly bear it. Perhaps they recalled Daniel's vision of the Ancient of Days, that fiery majesty, that awesome glory (Dan. 7). Even 'the mountains melt like wax before the Lord' (Ps. 97:5), so how could human frailty fare any better? But we may also wonder, since the truth is that God loves us, and 'perfect love casts out fear' (1 Jn 4:18), whether fear is ever an appropriate reaction to God's presence among us? 
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
On Saturday evening the community celebrated Pentecost Vigil, and on Sunday the feast continued, with the conventual Mass being followed by a feast to which all the doorkeepers at Blackfriars were invited. Here are some pictures from the two evenings: Read more

Compline for Sundays III-VI in Lent

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Penitential Rite

Monday, October 31, 2011
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Why a New Translation?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Over the next few weeks the Godzdogz team will be giving a series of reflections on the new Mass translation.
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Academic Mass 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011
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