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    5:20pm Rosary
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  • Saturday, August 29

    9:30 AM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 31

    Classes Begin

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

  • Monday, September 7

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 11

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Tuesday, September 22

    Night Classes Canceled (Papal Visit)

  • Wednesday, September 23

    Papal Visit to Washington, D.C.

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 9

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 12

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 16

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, November 2-6

    Registration for Spring 2016 Classes

  • Friday, November 6

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

  • Wednesday, November 25

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday-Friday, November 26-27

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, November 30 - December 4

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Tuesday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 11

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 14

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday-Friday, December 15-18

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 18

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22

    Special Exams Period

  • Tuesday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 4, 2016

    Library and Offices Reopen

Tuesday
Jul282015

Fr. White to Speak at 2016 Paris Symposium

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will be among the speakers at the inaugural Symposium Thomisticum, to be held at the Center Culturel Irlandais in Paris, France, June 23-25, 2016. The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas and Modern Philosophies.

For more information on the Symposium, including a list of speakers, please visit their website.

Friday
Jul172015

Becoming a Better Confessor - A Conference for Priests

The Thomistic Institute recently cosponsored with the Archdiocese of Baltimore the fourth annual Conference for Priests entitled, “Becoming a Better Confessor: Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional”, which took place on July 7-9, 2015 at the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Basilica of the Assumption. Approximately 160 priests attended from all over the United States and Canada. Photos (taken by Olivia Obineme) are available here

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Monday
Jul132015

Recent Faculty Articles, Publications, and Interviews

Fr. Brian P. Chrzastek, O.P., professor of philosophy, has written a reflection on the tension between civic life and living a life of faith, “Dual Citizenship, but One is to be Preferred.”

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.’s article, Why Gay Marriage is Not Like Divorce,” was published on First Things’ website. Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., turned over his regular column space to Fr. Legge, noting that Fr. Legge’s words “deserve very wide consideration.” Fr. Legge commented on his article on EWTN News Nightly.

In a Catholic News Agency article, Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean, weighed in on the authority of “Laudato Si’.”

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Tuesday
Jul072015

Closure for Papal Visit

Given not only the festive nature of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington, D.C. in September but also the necessary security and preparations that his visit will entail, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Dominican Theological Library will be closed on Wednesday, September 23rd. All classes will be canceled that day. Furthermore, all night courses scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd will be canceled.

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Friday
May152015

Commencement 2015

On the early evening of Friday, May 15, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for thirty-one students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A gathering of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends of the graduates gathered in the chapel to witness the

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Thursday
May142015

2015 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Congratulations to all our graduates! They are:

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Friday
Apr242015

The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture

On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, Aquin Hall was filled with people to hear Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., deliver the inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture, sponsored by the Pontifical Faculty and Friends of John Paul II Foundation. The text of Archbishop DiNoia’s lecture is now available.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

Resources for Past Events

Miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check here for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are free of charge on iTunes.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

New Master of Arts in Thomistic Studies Degree

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception has introduced a new Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Thomistic Studies. The M.A. in Thomistic Studies specializes in the study of the theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas. This 36 credit-hour program is offered exclusively during the summer. The degree can be acquired over the course of four consecutive summers, with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defense. Students take two three-week courses every summer for four credits each.

Students receive an intensive formation in Aquinas’s texts and ideas, with

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Wednesday
Nov202013

PFIC Reinstitutes Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is pleased to announce the reinstitution of its doctoral program. The PFIC now offers a terminal degree in theology, the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), whose candidates pursue course work and research in Thomistic studies.

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