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Our Mission

 

'The Order of Friars Preachers, founded by St Dominic, ‘is known to have been established, from the beginning for preaching and the salvation of souls, specifically’ (The Fundamental Constitution II).

 

Dominican friars are called to be Preachers of Grace, preaching the love and mercy of God and recognising that to be called to preach is itself a gift. Preaching can be understood in the standard sense of preaching sermons, but can also be understood in the wider sense of communicating to others the riches of God’s love in whatever way we can and in whatever way is needed: ‘I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings’ (1Cor 9.22b-23).

Preaching can of course be through words, but can also be through actions, building up and supporting Christian communities, helping those who are disadvantaged and reaching out to the needs of our society, a society that thirsts for the Good News.

Blackfriars, Oxford, is a Priory of the Dominican Province of England, which means that the mission of the Dominican friars in Oxford is part of the mission of the Province.

To find out about the work of the Dominican friars in Oxford and in the Province of England, please use the menu on the left hand side.


News & Events

1st Aug
Graduation Friday 29th July 2016

Many congratulations to Linda Eggert, Ramesh Pattni, Ying Mao, Simon Chelley, Joshua Hemmings-Buckler and Margaret Woods who graduated on Friday.

14th Jul
Alumni Dinner 17 Sept 2016 - Now Booking

Bookings are now open so grab a place while you can!

8th Jul
IHRL Matriculation

Blackfriars Hall welcomed our new 1st year IHRL (International Human Rights Law) students who matriculated today.

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