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Thank you! The 2018 Hardship Fund Appeal Results are in

A huge thank-you to all those who contributed generously to our first ever annual appeal! It means we can offer a greater level of support to Blackfriars students who are experiencing financial pressures. Pictured above are members of the Blackfriars JCR/MCR expressing their thanks for your support. £ 1,718 raised this year  Around half of...

‘Did the Saviour See the Father?’

Christ, Salvation, and the Vision of God Fr. Simon Gaine’ s book is now out in paperback. Did Jesus enjoy the beatific vision of God on earth that Christians hope to enjoy only in heaven? This important question is related to a whole series of questions about Jesus, his knowledge and self-consciousness. Did he know...

Lights and Shadows of Modern Labour

Dr Edward Hadas writes on the Lights and Shadows of Modern Labour.

Fr David finishes as Prior of Blackfriars

Our brother David Goodill OP has finished as Prior of Blackfriars, but will remain in Oxford in his other roles as Vice Regent and Senior Tutor. The Dominican community will elect a new Prior and we ask for your prayers.

Alumni Profile – Brenden Thompson (2014-2016)

Recent Blackfriars alumnus Brenden Thompson talks of his time at Blackfriars and how it has been (and continues to be) a profound influence on his life. 1. How did you come to study at Blackfriars, Oxford? I love studying theology. My background was originally in youth ministry and began my life of study by completing...

Congratulations to our new graduates

Congratulations to Akhihito Okua MSt International Human Rights Law; Laurent Reider Master of Arts; Fr Simon Gaine OP Bachelor of Divinity; Holly Buick MSt Internation Human Rights Law; Sr Nadia Popach OP Bachelor of Theology; Matthew Spencer MS Oriental Studies.  

Fr Richard Finn visits St Michael’s Catholic High School in Watford

The director of the Institute, Fr Richard Finn celebrated mass and gave a talk on catholic social teaching at St Michael’s Catholic High School Watford on 27th February. In the picture are Head Teacher, Mr Eddie Conway and chaplain, Fr Terkura Igbe.

Appeal for help: Help Blackfriars Students Avoid Hardship

Join other Blackfriars alumni and friends in assisting students who would otherwise face financial difficulties. Money Worries Most students today have money worries. A national survey last year found 71% of students were stressed and anxious about money – and 46% were worrying about even having enough for basic groceries [NUS, 2017]. Blackfriars cares deeply...

News from the JCR/MCR – Maria Overy, Interview

Maria Overy, studying for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology, shares her thoughts and experiences about Blackfriars Hall and Oxford. 1. Tell us about your background and what you did before coming to Blackfriars. I was born in London and brought up in Kent, near Canterbury. I’ve always loved reading great works of literature, playing music...

Br Joseph’s Solemn Vows

Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford. He made profession directly to the Master of the Order who was here on visitation. Pray for him, that God who has begun this good work may bring it to perfection; and please continue to pray for those...