• Torch: Inspiring preaching each week from the Dominican Friars

    "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?"

    Find sermons for this week and the whole liturgical year.

  • Explore the world from the Dominican perspective

    Our student brothers, training for the priesthood, present regular reflections on the doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church, as well as on daily life.

    In their blog, Godzdogz, you will find ample food for thought!

  • Who are the Dominicans?

    The Order of Preachers includes friars, sisters and laypeople.

    Our 800-year heritage includes a distinctive spirituality and intellectual life, a democratic form of governance, and some of the greatest saints in the Catholic Church.  

The order of preachers

Welcome! The Dominican Friars are a religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church. For 800 years, since 1216, we have been called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls.

This is the website for an area of our international Order called the Province of England. This administrative area currently includes England, Wales and Scotland, plus our mission in Grenada, WI. 

As we specialise in preaching, we have an online apostolate that offers weekly homilies by our friars which can be accessed through this site: 
Torch.

Torch

Weekly Homilies from Friars of the Province of England

God's Way To Be Man

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Fabian Radcliffe encourages us to think differently and so share Jesus’s truly creative and loving way of being human.  Read more

Godzdogz

Blog of the Dominican Student Brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford

The Holy "Graffiti"

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today the Order of Preachers celebrates the feast of Blessed John of Fiesole, also known as Fra Angelico, a recognised renaissance genius. His paintings lead him to be considered a true preacher in the arts, and a clear follower of that via pulchritudinis in which beauty is the channel between God and men. To be born in the XV century in Italy granted a profitable relationship with art and physical beauty, and indeed that was the case of Blessed Angelico, but also this epoch is the scene in which the flames of reformation and the strict observance movement took place, thus carrying a “renewed” understanding of the necessary tools for exercise a true religious life. Fra Angelico was one of those “observant” friars that in his time understood that his own life needed a serious reform and in order to transmit that belief, he didn't spare even the integrity of his own priory’s walls. Read more

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Rosary Shrine - A Packed Events Programme for 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The newly consecrated Shrine of the Holy Rosary at St Dominic's Church in north London has launched straight into a varied programme of events for 2017, including a major concert and a top international speaker.  Read more

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