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  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Summer Schedule

    Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    8:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Monday - Friday, Week of August 14-18

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    4:15pm Holy Hour
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    NO public Night Prayer
  • 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
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    11:15am Mass
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
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  • Tuesday, August 1 - Sunday, August 27

    Library closed until August 28

  • Monday, August 28

    Classes Begin and Library Opens

    3:15 PM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

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

  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Wednesday, September 6, 6PM

    Large and Startling Figures

    Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

    Prof. Frederick C. Bauerschmidt (Loyola University Maryland)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, September 7, 4PM

    The Rational Mystery: The Promise of Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC)

    Alexander Reading Room, Baylor University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Baylor University Honors College

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, September 25, 7PM

    Science & Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barr (University of Delaware)

    St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

    Thomistic Circles: “On the Holy Spirit”

  • Monday, October 9

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 10

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held, No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 13

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

  • Saturday, October 14, 12PM-4PM

    Christ Healing and Perfecting: Sacraments in the Christian Life

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Wednesday, October 16, 6PM

    Saved in Hope:

    The Christian Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

    Philip Zaleski (Smith College)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Tuesday, October 31

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

  • Friday, November 3

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

  • Wednesday, November 8, 6PM

    The Drama of Grace:

    Sigrud Undset and the Narrative of Conversion

    Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Saturday, November 11, 1 PM

    “Angels, Demons and Aquinas”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17

    Registration for Spring 2018 Classes

  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library close at noon on Wednesday)

  • Tuesday, December 5 - Monday, December 11

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, December 11

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 15

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20

    Special Exam Period

  • Thursday, December 21

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

    PFIC reopens on January 2, 2018

  • Saturday, April 14, 6 PM, 2018

    Eighth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Virginia

Tuesday
Aug082017

Alumni News

Alumni: if you’d like to share news, such as an article, interview, or publication, please email the Advancement Office.

Pope Francis has appointed Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy (MDiv ‘02) as Auxiliary Bishop for the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia and titular bishop of Germaniciana. At 41, Bishop-elect Rabiy is the youngest Catholic bishop of the United States, and one of the youngest in the world. He will be ordained by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuck on Sunday, September 3, in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lviv, and will be formally welcomed with his celebrating a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Philadelphia on September 24.

The newest book by Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C. (MDiv, STB ‘02), has been released. In 26 Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Calloway “presents outstanding hereos whose trusting dependance on Our Lady and her rosary have brought peace and divine help to the world.

Arina Grossu (MA ‘08) discussed human embryo gene editing on WUSA9.

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘06; STL ‘09), is now the Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Canon Law at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California. The seminary, established in 1898, forms clergy primarily of the the western United States.

Fr. William Goldin (MA ‘10) successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the Angelicum. His thesis was entitled, “St. Thomas Aquinas and Supersessionism: A Contextual Study and Doctrinal Application.” As of July 1, Fr. Goldin, a priest of the Diocese of Orange, has been assigned to St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, California.

Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P., R.N. (MDiv ‘04, MA ‘05), has accepted the position of interim director of the Integritas Institute for Ethics. The Institute is a pedagogical ministry of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago. It was founded in 1997 to foster a deeper appreciation of the ethical questions arising from everyday professional experience. It strives to provide a constructive forum in which such questions can be explored in the light of Catholic moral and social thought.

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Monday
Aug072017

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 MercyU. This program, now beginning its second year, is for laity who want to intellectually 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 are taught by members of the Pontifical Faculty.

Classes for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 include:

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Gospel of John - Dr. Jody Lewis

The Masterworks of God: The Sacraments - Dr. Greg LaNave

The Beauty of the Faith: Christian Art in Theology - Dr. Jem Sullivan

Spiritual Theology - Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.

For more information or to register, visit the Mercy U Lay Theology Institute website or contact Anna LaNave at alanave@mercyu.org or (301) 365-1415 ext 122.

Thursday
Jul272017

Faculty News

Fr. Francis Martin passed away on August 11, 2017. He taught Sacred Scripture at the PFIC from 1985-1997, and from 2008-2010.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., is the Senior Editor of Aleteia English, a Catholic news and information website. He recently wrote an article titled, “Why pray when prayer doesn’t work?

The Light of Christ, the newest book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will be released this fall by the Catholic University of America Press. The book may be pre-ordered. Fr. White says of his book, “My goal is to make explicit in a few broad strokes the shape of Catholicism. I hope to outline its inherent intelligibility or form as a mystery that is at once visible and invisible, ancient and contemporary, mystical and reasonable.” Fr. White will discuss his book and sign copies at the Catholic Information Center on October 2; RSVP online.

On a recent airing of ETWN radio’s Morning Glory, Dean Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., discussed the Dominican sisters and nuns - actives and contemplatives - who studied at the PFIC this summer.

Fr. Petri regularly comments on Catholic issues of the day in the media. He spoke to National Review Online about issues relating to Amoris laetitia; and on EWTN’s Morning Glory, Fr. Petri interviewed Prof. Edward Feser, who, with Joseph Bessette, has written By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment.

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Friday
Jun232017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

The summer 2017 edition of our newsletter, Faith & Reason, is now available online! In this issue, we highlight Justice Samuel Alito’s Commencement Address and profile alumnus Fr. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C. In addition, a Vanderbilt student writes about his experience of the Thomistic Institute’s program on campus.

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.

 

Friday
May122017

2017 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Master of Arts

Sr. Mary Rose Beck, S.V.

Mr. Patrick JonesM

Mrs. Catherine O’BrienL

Master of Divinity

Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.S

Gabriel Cillo, M.I.C.L

Timothy Danaher, O.P.M

Luke Hoyt, O.P.M

Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.M

Joachim Kenney, O.P.L

Edmund McCullough, O.P.M

Alan Piper, O.P.M

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Aquinas Beale, O.P.S

Justin Bolger, O.P.M

Leo Camaruti, O.P.M

Gabriel Cillo, M.I.C.

Timothy Danaher, O.P.M

Pier Giorgio Dengler, O.P.L

Peter Gautsch, O.P.S

Joseph Hagan, O.P.M

Joachim Kenney, O.P.L

Adamo ManfraS

Mannes Matous, O.P.S

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

John-Mark Igboalisi, O.P.M

Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.S

Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P.M

Lawrence Lew, O.P.S

Colm Mannion, O.P.L

Athanasius Murphy O.P.*M

Gregory Pine, O.P.S

Alan Piper, O.P.S

Samuel UzoukwuM

Michael Weibley, O.P.M

*graduating in absentia; degree conferred on Dec. 21, 2016

Honors

S - Summa cum laude

M - Magna cum laude

L - Cum laude

 

Friday
Sep302016

Thomistic Institute Events

The Thomistic Institute is sponsoring dozens of events this spring. Many of these are hosted by local chapters of the Thomistic Institute on Campus, made up of graduate and undergraduate students who invite Catholic speakers to campus to speak on philosophical and theological subjects from a Catholic point of view. Campuses with spring events include Baylor, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Rutgers, UC Berkeley, UVA, Vanderbilt and Yale. Visit the Thomistic Institute’s website for the full schedule of events, as well as to register.

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.

Wednesday
Jun012016

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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