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  • There are a number of changes to the liturgical schedule during the week of August 15. Please check the priory website, www.dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
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  • Saturday, August 27

    9:30 AM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 29

    Classes Begin

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Thursday, September 1

    The Problem of Social Justice: A Catholic Approach

    Prof. Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa

    4 PM, Baylor University, Alexander Reading Room

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, September 5

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, September 8

    Is Faith Irrational? Aquinas on the Rationality of Belief

    Lecture by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

    7 PM Harvard University, Room Location TBD

    Cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute and Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association

  • Friday, September 9

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Saturday, September 10

    Happiness Without Religion? A Philosophical Debate

    3-5 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the University of Chicago’s Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Project

  • Wednesday, September 14

    Our Common Identity: What It Means To Be Human in An Age of Confusion

    Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J., Georgetown University

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25

    Thomistic Institute Ecumenical Conference

    Ad Limina Apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism

    Washington, D.C.

  • Friday, October 7

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 10

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 14

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Wednesday, October 19

    Cultivating a Truthful Soul: The Pursuit of Virtue as the Pursuit of Truth

    Dr. Angela Knobel, CUA

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Monday, October 31

    7:30 PM - Vigil of All Saints, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4

    Registration for Spring 2017 Classes

  • Friday, November 4

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Wednesday, November 16

    Human at Heart: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

    Rev. James Brent, O.P.

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Tuesday, November 22

    Administrative Thursday (Thursday classes held; no Tuesday classes)

  • Wednesday, November 23

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

  • Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 9

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 12

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Friday, December 16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 20

    Special Exams Period

  • Thursday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Library and Offices Reopen

  • Monday, January 9

    Classes Begin

Friday
Aug122016

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Our summer 2016 newsletter includes articles on Bishop Robert Barron’s commencement address, the Thomistic Institute programs at Yale University, alumni and faculty news, and more!

Click here to read online. If you’d prefer to receive a printed copy, contact our Advancement Office by email or at (202) 495-3828.

Wednesday
Aug102016

Dominicans at World Youth Day

A number of Dominican friars from the Province of St. Joseph participated in World Youth Day 2016. Among those in Kraków were Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P., Fr. Jon Kalisch, O.P., Fr. James Cuddy, O.P., Fr. Dominic Verner, O.P., Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P., and Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P.


Photo of Fr. Kress at Eucharistic Adoration at the Mercy Centre at Tauron Arena Kraków by Sarah Houde.


Photo of Fr. Briscoe holding the microphone for Pope Francis at the meeting with World Youth Day volunteers by the European Press Agency.

Wednesday
Aug102016

“What a Piece of Work is Man”: Reflections on the Human Person

This fall, the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center are co-sponsoring a three-part lecture series on the theme, “What a Piece of Work is Man”: Reflections on the Human Person.

These lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at the Catholic Information Center in downtown D.C. at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, and will be followed by a reception. Registration is required.

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Wednesday
Jul272016

Faculty News

The Thomas International Center recently published a wide-ranging interview with Thomistic Institute director Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., was on EWTN’s Open Line Friday with Jack Williams. Fr. Leggge answered wide-ranging questions on cremation, organ donation, St. John of the Cross, venial sin, paying attention at Mass (when you have other responsibilities such as serving), Hell, Melchizedek, and discerning a vocation when having trouble finding a spiritual director.

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., wrote about the virtue of humility for the Truth and Charity Forum, drawing on the writings of St. Francis de Sales and Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., of our Thomistic Institute, spoke at the 3rd International Conference on Thomistic Philosophy in Santiago, Chile, in July.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., has been chosen for a two-year term on the board of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Vice President and Academic Dean Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., appeared on EWTN News Nightly clarifying what the Church teaches on gun ownership and use, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and governments.

Fr. Petri spoke at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference in August in Wichita, Kansas.

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article on the Jubilee.

The Catholic University of America Press has published Fr. Petri’s Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II’s Anthropology. This book is Volume 7 in the Thomistic Ressourcement series.

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Wednesday
Jul272016

Alumni News

Bishop Christopher Cardone, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘85), of Auki, Solomon Islands, has been appointed by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands. Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal, is the capital of the Solomon Islands. The Archbishop of Honiara is the major prelate for the entire country. Installation is expected to take place in September.

Dr. Ralph Martin (STL ‘09) spoke in Madrid at the national assembly of the Renovación Carismática Católica en España (RCCE).

Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.’s, article on “Rediscovering the Imprecatory Psalms: A Thomistic Approach” (registration required) has been published in The Thomist.

Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P., R.N. (STB ‘04, MDiv ‘04, MA ‘05), will happily return to Wyoming Catholic College this August to serve as a chaplain for this year’s Catholic Outdoor Retreat Expedition. Thanks to Dr. Tom Zimmer, who chairs the Experiential Leadership Program at WCC, Fr. Chris and other key leaders helped develop this expedition during academic year 2014-15. The current program replaced previous instantiations that had existed in collaboration with the National Outdoor Leadership School and later, Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries.

Eliot Milco (MA ’13) wrote an article in First Things responding to a recent video by America editor at large Fr. James Martin, S.J., concerning the response of Catholic Bishops to the recent massacre in Orlando.

Newly-ordained priest Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article on the Jubilee.

On May 7, Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) became the first woman to receive a doctorate of sacred theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. The story was covered by the Chicago Tribune.

Dom Alban Baker, C.R.N.J. (MDiv ‘12, STL ‘16), wrote on “The Remarkable Influence of the Maternal Heart” for Seton Magazine.

Fr. John Vidmar, O.P. (STB ‘78; STL ‘80), spoke on “The Dominicans Come to the United States – but from England?” as part of the Mission of Faith Lecture Series at the Knights of Columbus Museum on May 14.

Fr. Gary Selin (MA ‘99) recently published his first book, Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations. Fr. Selin recently preached at the Annual Parish Retreat of St. John the Beloved, McLean; video of his preaching is available online.

Fr. Jordan Kelly, O.P. (STB ‘59, STL ‘61), will be a keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Women’s Conference in October 2016.

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Monday
Jun272016

Mercy U Lay Theology Institute

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, in partnership with the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, has created “Mercy U.” This theology program is for laity who want to intellectually and spiritually deepen their knowledge of the Faith through study in the Thomistic tradition.

The goal is to equip laity to engage the world with reason informed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Classes take place at Our Lady of Mercy, last for four weeks each, and will be taught by the members of the Pontifical Faculty. The first class takes place in Fall 2016, and will be taught by Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., President of the Pontifical Faculty and Assistant Professor of Church History.

You may wish to download a brochure about the program. For more information or to register, visit the Mercy U Lay Theology Institute website or call Anna LaNave, OLOM Pastoral Associate, Adult Faith Formation, at (301) 365-1415 x122.

Thursday
Jun092016

Fr. White's "The Incarnate Lord" Named Best Theology Book of 2015 by Catholic Press Association

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press and is volume 5 in their Thomistic Ressourcement series.

Friday
Apr292016

2016 Annual Conference for Diocesan Priests

The Thomistic Institute is pleased to offer this fifth annual conference for diocesan priests, August 9-11, 2016, in Baltimore. Guided by the wisdom of the Thomistic tradition, this conference will consist of practical talks and roundtable discussions on issues of immediate relevance to the life of contemporary priests. Led by an impressive cadre of experienced and knowledgeable speakers, and set in a comfortable fraternal atmosphere, with meals together, it will offer ample time for prayer, rest, and recreation.

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Friday
Apr012016

Happiness Without Religion? A Philosophical Debate

The Thomistic Institute and the University of Chicago’s Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Project present Happiness Without Religion? A Philosophical Debate. Participants include Candace Vogler, R.R. Reno, Jennifer A. Frey, and Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

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Monday
Feb012016

Resources for Past Events

Did you miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check this space for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are available free of charge on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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Friday
Jan012016

Ad Limina Apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism

On September 22-25, 2016, the Thomistic Institute and the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary are cosponsoring a conference on Ad Limina Apostolorum, the 1968 Karl Barth theological appraisal of the Second Vatican Council. There he posed acute questions about the theology of the council and its consequences for modern Roman Catholicism, as well as Catholic-Protestant ecumenism.

Speakers include Lewis Ayers, Hans Boersma, John Bowlin, Reinhard Hütter, Matthew Levering, Bruce L. McCormack, Bruce D. Marshall, Francesca Murphy, Richard Schenk, O.P., Kate Sonderegger, Christoph Schwöbel, and Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

The cost of conference is $50.00 and does not include accommodations. Please register if you wish to attend. For more information, includes costs and biographies of the speakers, please visit the event website.