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Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum

The prior and community of Blackfriars, Oxford invite you to join us for the great days of Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum. The times of the Liturgy are different from usual, so check here for details.

Formation Meeting at Blackfriars

The prior and community hosted formators from across the English speaking world for their annual meeting to share experiences of formation and plan future collaboration. The Vocations Promoters, Masters of Novices, and Masters of Students from the four American provinces as well as Irish and English provinces met for talks given by the Abbot of...

Lent at Blackfriars

Lent is the time of the Christian year when we seek to turn our lives back to God. For forty days we follow Jesus ‘into the desert’ and seek to walk more closely with him through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Lent culminates with Holy Week and Easter, when we commemorate Jesus’ suffering and death and...

2019 Aquinas Colloquium

20190302_ColloquiumAquinas Colloquium: Aquinas & The Development of Law On 2 March the Aquinas Institute hosted the annual Aquinas Colloquium, this year entitled Aquinas and the Development of Law. The event was made possible by the generous help of Prof. Ryan Meade, visiting scholar at the Aquinas Institute this year, and who also gave a paper at the...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher visits Blackfriars

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher O.P., Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, recently paid a brief visit to Blackfriars Oxford. He recalled fond memories of living at Blackfriars during the early 1990’s, when he completed an Oxford  DPhil in Bioethics. Archbishop Anthony met with the Regent and Vice-Regent (pictured) who were able to bring him up...

Alumni Events in North America 2019

Alumni of Oxford University who are living in north America can enjoy the following events in Boston, Toronto and Washington, DC, in April 2019 Wednesday 10 April: Boston, MA Drinks reception for alumni and friends of the University with the Vice-Chancellor, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Omni Parker House 60 School Street Boston, MA...

Hilary Term Events

The following exciting events are happening in Hilary Term 2019, to which all are welcome. See the Events Calendar for more details. All events take place at Blackfriars. AQUINAS LECTURE Prof William Desmond  will deliver our annual Aquinas Lecture on Weds 23 January at 5.00 pm. His title is ‘Communities of the Metaxu: Interdependence beyond...

Advent Vespers and Party

At the beginning of December Brethren, Fellows, students, staff and friends joined together to celebrate the end of Michaelmas term and the beginning of Advent.   It was also a celebration of our close and friendly community.  Blackfriars welcomes students and scholars from all over the world, with a wide range of personal backgrounds and study/research interests. Our...

Aquinas and Evolution – and Other Exciting Research

Fr Richard Conrad OP, Director of the Aquinas Institute, explains some of the research it currently promotes – aiming to contribute to the conversation between Faith and Science, and commend the Christian concept of human dignity. Some Christians are anxious that the Theory of Evolution offers an alternative to God’s providential design. But Aquinas helps...

Christmas Mass and Office Schedule

The prior and community at Blackfriars wish you all a Merry Christmas. All are most welcome to join us for Holy Mass and the Divine Office over these special days, but please be aware that our service times are not always at the usual times. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday 23 December Low Mass, 8am;...