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Happy Easter from Blackfriars

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The prior and community would like to wish all of you, whether you join us in person or online for our liturgies, a very happy Easter. May the light of the Risen Lord shine through our troubles and anxieties, to bring us grace and peace. Prayers and thanks We continue to...

Holy Week & Easter 2021

join the dominican community as they celebrate holy week and easter. Because of the ongoing pandemic, all of the liturgies of the Sacred Paschal Triduum will happen behind closed doors, but livestreamed to those who follow us for Mass, both in Oxford and further afield. palm sunday Vigil Mass at 6pm, Livestreamed Mass at 9.30am,...

Scholarships at Blackfriars to celebrate 800 years

Blackfriars Hall is offering five awards of £3000 for students who are starting postgraduate courses in the humanities and social sciences in October 2021, as well as the usual annual New Blackfriars’ Scholarship (£1,200). 15th August 2021 is the 800th anniversary of the first foundation of Blackfriars in Oxford, and these awards have been created...

Vacancies: New Academic Posts at Blackfriars Studium

Blackfriars is delighted to announce four new teaching and research posts in our Studium. Blackfriars Studium trains members of religious orders and congregations for priesthood in the Catholic Church. It is based at Blackfriars Priory in Oxford and run by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans).  Applications for these posts are to be submitted by 12noon...

New Director for Aquinas Institute

After seven years as Director of the Aquinas Institute, Fr Richard Conrad, OP, has retired to allow more time for research and teaching. During Fr Richard’s tenure as Director, and building on the work of the previous Directors, the Institute has grown in prominence and importance as an internationally-renowned centre for research in Thomistic philosophy...

Seminar Series on the Common Good

Prof Ryan Meade, Aquinas Institute Research Fellow, has set up the “Common Good Project” under the Faculty of Law, cosponsored by the Aquinas Institute, to foster discussion on the relationship between law and the common good. The Project begins with weekly conversations in which legal theorists, philosophers, policy makers and economists explore the common good...

Lent at Blackfriars

Lent Christ Jesus, sun of ransomed earth shed in our inmost hearts your light, as in spring days an earlier birth, proclaims each dawn the end of night. Hymn for Lauds in Lent, sung by the Dominican community. Lent Reflections from Fr David Rocks, OP The Dominican community are eager to help with resources to...

Public Worship to Continue

Public worship is able to continue during the new national lockdown, and so we will continue to offer Holy Mass publicly each day at 6pm and at 11.15am and 6pm on Sundays. You can read the statement from Cardinal Vincent Nichols here. If you do not feel comfortable or safe to attend Mass, particuarly if...

Online Course on the Trinity

An informal online course on Aquinas on The Trinity is being run by Sr Magdalene Eitenmiller, OP a sister of the Stone Congregation.  To sign up, email ThomisticStudies@gmail.com The course begins on Friday, 22 January, 7.30pm and no outside reading is required. A donation of £40 for the 8 week course (£5 per session) is requested...

Year of St Joseph

Yesterday the Holy Father declared a Year of St Joseph, to run from 8 December 2020-8 December 2021. You can read the Holy Father’s Letter, Patris Corde and find information about the plenary indulgence granted to the faithful for the year.