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New Vice-Regent Announced

The provincial has confirmed the appointment of Rev Dr Bruno Clifton OP as Vice-Regent of Blackfriars Hall and Studium. Fr Bruno entered the Order in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2008 serving in our House in Edinburgh. In 2010, Fr Bruno moved to Rome to complete a Licence in Sacred Scripture at...

The Bede Jarrett Scholarship for Women in Theology

Blackfriars Hall is offering a one-year scholarship of £15,000 per annum towards fees and maintenance, to a doctoral student in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. This award has been created through generous donations to the campaign that commemorates the 800th Anniversary of the founding of Blackfriars in Oxford, and aims to support and encourage...

Happy Pentecost!

Dear Friends, I hope that you are all still safe and well, and that the confinement is a time not only of trial, but also of blessing and graces from God. Good News I’d like to start by sharing the very good news that Fr Richard Finn has now tested negative for Coronavirus, and has...

Aquinas Institute Collaboration

The director of the Aquinas Institute, Fr Richard Conrad, OP, has, along with some of the other brethren based in Oxford, worked on a collaboration with iAquinas to produce some introductory videos on St Thomas. The first ten of these have now been released focusing on the Prima Secundae, on questions of habit and virtues....

New Podcasts & Online Lectures

With the start of Trinity Term, not only was our Liturgy online, but the Hall and Studium had to move to online teaching. As with so many others around the world, this has been something of a headache, getting used to online teaching and online learning. But the silver lining to this cloud has been...

Anniversary of the Dedication of the Priory Church

On Wednesday 20 May, the Dominican community will celebrate the anniversary of the Dedication of the Priory Church. Fr Richard Finn, OP, who is writing a history of the province, tells us about the day of the consecration in 1929. The Arrival of the New Community On Friday May 17th 1929 a party of seventeen Dominican...

Blackfriars photo competition winners

We are pleased to announce the winners whose photos will be displayed in Blackfriars’ new annexe building. The judges greatly enjoyed looking at the entries, and chose three fresh images of Blackfriars by two entrants from Poland and Brazil, Ewa Szczepaniak and Rodrigo Gastalho Moreira. The winners’ photos will be printed on canvas blocks and...

Friars Publish Lockdown Video!

What have the Dominican friars in Oxford been up to during the Covid-19 lockdown? Our student brothers have been busy creating this video to show you!  (2 mins 33 secs) Like the video? Please share it with your friends using the buttons above. Want to support us with a donation? Go to www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/help

An Update from the Prior

Dear Friends, I hope that you are all safe and well, and that you are managing the confinement and the disruption to normal life. Another Outbreak It’s been longer than I had hoped since I last wrote to you all. The main reason for this is that we had an unwelcome and rather frightening development...

Christian Shakespeare: Question Mark – in Lockdown

It seems a life-time away, but in a pre-social-distancing-era we held our last talk of Hilary Term 2020, which included a round-table discussion and a lecture by the Right Revd Dr Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge). As such, we’re delighted to share with you the videos from that event. Round-table discussion video with speakers from...