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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...

New Aquinas Institute Podcast

Aquinas Institute · Podcast 1 – How Does the Resurrection Save Us? Lockdown Podcasts Although Trinity Term is a quiet term for the Aquinas Institute, this is a term like no other. This term the Aquinas Institute be offering a small series podcasts on St Thomas and on other theological topics more generally to help...

Happy Easter!

Dear Friends, Christ is risen! How welcome is this shout of good news against the backdrop of these extraordinary times and events we are living. It is welcome, and it is life-giving. As we are ever more aware of our vulnerability in these days, and we have lived the most extraordinary Lenten period, with anxiety,...

The Dominicans magazine – Easter edition

Read the e-edition of our latest magazine! Owing to the current situation, we are distributing the Easter 2020 edition of our magazine electronically rather than as printed copies in our churches. Reviews of Books by Frs Timothy Radcliffe and Bruno Cadoré Reburial of a Medieval Friar History of the Ditchling Arts & Crafts Community Remembering Fr...

Fr David Sanders, OP, RIP

Of your charity, please pray for the soul of our brother, David Sanders, who departed this life on Monday 30 March in the eighty-first year of his age, the fifty-third year of his Religious Profession, and the forty-eighth year of his priesthood. On the morning of 30 March, learning that his condition was deteriorating, the...

Homilies & Spiritual Resources

November – mOnth of the Holy Souls Each November, the Church asks us to pray for the dead, not just those we have know, but all of the departed, and particularly those who have nobody to pray for them. This is especially poignant for us this year, in the midst of the pandemic. For the...

Online Streaming of Mass

The Sunday Mass at Blackfriars will be live-streamed at 9.30 am from Sunday 29 March onwards until further notice. Weekday Masses will be broadcast at 7.30 am (Monday to Friday) and 8.30 am (Saturday). Please pray for each other and for the friars at this difficult time. Go to YouTube for streaming. Go to our...