Horarium
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am 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
Calendar
  • Thursday, March 30, 7PM

    “How to Be Happy: Virtue and the Path of Human Happiness”

    Prof. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor)

    Wilson Hall 126, Vanderbilt University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and University Catholic

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Saturday, April 1, 12:30 PM

    “What Are Natural Rights? (Are There Any?)”

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC), Prof. Charles Kesler (Claremont McKenna), Prof. Nigel Biggar (Oxford), Sherif Girgis (author), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

    Co-sponsored by Notre Dame University

  • Monday, April 3, 5:30 PM

    “Thomism of the Body: JPII’s Anthropology of Marriage & Sexuality”

    Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (PFIC)

    0015 Westbrook, Duke University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, April 3, 7 PM

    “The Goodness of God & The Evil in Our World”

    Prof. Gloria Thomas (University of St. Thomas)

    Petteruti Lounge, Brown University

    Thomistic Institute lecture hosted by the Brown-RISD Catholic Community

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7 PM

    “Religious Freedom and the Common Good”

    Prof. Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. (Pontifical JPII Institute

    Charles Commons, Johns Hopkins University

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute and the Hopkins Dialectic

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM

    “What Is Politics About Anyway? Aquinas on the Common Good”

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (PFIC)

    St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, Charlottesville

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish.

  • Friday-Saturday, April 7-8

    “Thomism, Post-Liberal Theology, and Postmodernity”

    A conference in honor of Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P.

    Augustine DiNoia, OP (CDF), Bruce Marshall (SMU), Michael Root (CUA), James Buckley (LMU), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Frederick Bauerschmidt (LMU), Gary Culpepper (Providence)

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Administrative Friday (Friday Classes Held; No Wednesday Classes)

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

  • Thursday, April 13

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 14

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 17

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 18

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Reston National Golf Course

  • Saturday, April 22

    Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, April 28

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 1

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 5

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 12

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Saturday, May 20

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

  • 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

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • 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

About the Library

The Dominican Theological Library (DTL) began as the faculty library of the Dominican House of Studies at Somerset, Ohio, in 1834. It was moved to Washington, D.C., with the establishment of the current House of Studies in 1905. Our faculty became a Pontifical Faculty of Theology in 1941, and is also civilly accredited. A new wing for the Faculty and Library was dedicated in 2009.   The DTL holds approximately 60,000 volumes in its circulating collection, as well as some 2,700 titles in its specialized Reference, Dominican and Rare Books collections. We also receive many scholarly journals.   The DTL is a member of the Washington Theological Consortium and of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN).

Today many libraries are better described as information centers or media centers. While the DTL employs some new information technologies and new media, it remains, above all, a traditional library: a place for books and for the rigorous acquisition of learning. All our collections, services, and facilities are meant to foster serious and recollected study in the service of the Gospel.

About the Collections

The Dominican Theological Library houses an extensive collection of theological and philosophical works. Shaped by its Dominican identity, the collection is especially strong in the scholastic tradition, particularly in the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas and his commentators. The Library possesses nearly all of Aquinas’ published works, including the critical editions distributed by the Leonine Commission. Many valuable Thomistic commentaries, such as those of Cajetan, are also available within the Library.

The Library subscribes to two hundred current periodicals and journals, covering topics in theology, philosophy, literature, and history. Back issues from over four hundred journals are available, either as bound volumes or on microform. The Library also owns rare books, incunabula, and manuscripts.

The Dominican Theological Library is continually expanding its collection to provide its Dominican residents and the students of the PFIC with the wide variety of resources necessary for their research.

Highlights from the Dominican Theological Library Collections

Periodically the library creates a new mini exhibition showcasing various books centered around a specific theme. The exhibit can be found in the display cases on the main floor, to the right of the recent periodicals.