• 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
  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, April 27, 6 PM

    “Reading St. Augustine’s City of God with St. Thomas Aquinas”

    Prof. Chad Pecknold (CUA)

    Sever 202, Harvard University

    The Thomistic Institute at Harvard

  • Friday, April 28, 12:30 PM

    “Interrogating Prayer with Science and Theology”

    Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D. (Providence College)

    TMEC Room 209 (260 Longwood Ave), Harvard Medical School

  • 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


    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6 PM

    Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr: Moral Duty and the Law

    Hillsdale College Kirby Center

    Cosponsored by Hillsdale College, The Thomistic Institute, and the Thomas More Society of America

  • Saturday, May 20, 9:30 AM

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic’s Church, D.C.

    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


    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

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Fall 2013 Book List

Book Lists for PFIC Courses (Fall 2013)


LT 501 - Elementary Latin I [3]

  • Collins, John F. A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1985. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0813206677; ISBN-13: 978-0813206677
  • Dunlap, John R. An Answer Key to Collins’ Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin: A Supplement to the Text by John F. Collins. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2006. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0 813214696; ISBN-13: 978-0813214696.

PH 501 - Introduction to the Life and Works of St. Thomas Aquinas [3]

  • Pieper, Josef. Guide to Thomas Aquinas. Toronto: The New American Library of Canada, 1964/1991. ISBN: 9780898703191.
  • Torrell, Jean-Pierre. Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Person and His Work. Translated by Robert Royal. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780813208521, 9780813214238.

PH 511 - Ancient Philosophy [3]

  • Cohen, S. Mark. Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle. 4th Edition. Hackett Pub Co., 2011. ISBN: 9781603844628

PH 513 - Modern Philosophy [3]

  • Ariew, Roger and Eric Watkins, Eds. Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Hackett Pub Co., 1998. ISBN: 0872204405

PH 521 - Logic [3]

  • Tidman, Paul. Logic and Philosophy: A Modern Introduction. Cengage Learning, 2009. ISBN: 0495601586; ISBN-13 978-0495601586

PH 523 - Philosophy of Nature (Cosmology) [3]

  • Aquinas. St. Thomas. Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics. Dumb Ox Books, 1999. ISBN-10: 1883357764
  • Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle. Edited by Richard McKeon. Modern Library, 2001. ISBN-10: 0375757996
  • Wallace, William A. The Modeling of Nature: The Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996. ISBN-10: 0813208602.

PH 551 - Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics) [3]

  • Aquinas. St. Thomas. Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics. Dumb Ox Books, 1995. ISBN-10: 1883357616.
  • __. Summa Theologica. Translated by Dominican Fathers of the English Province. Volume 1 only. ISBN 0-87061-069-4.
  • Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle. Edited by Richard McKeon. Modern Library, 2001. ISBN-10: 0375757996.
  • Wippel, John F. The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas: From Finite Being to Uncreated Being. The Catholic University of America Press, 2000. ISBN-10: 0813209838


SS 581 - Elementary Greek I [3]

  • Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. (Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, 1999). Paperback. ISBN-10: 0802867332; ISBN-13: 978-0802867339.

SS 611 - Pentateuch [3]

No books yet requested.

SS 640 – The Synoptic Gospels [3]

  • Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2008.
  • A standard Gospel Parallels book: (e.g. by Kurt Aland or by B.H. Throckmorton, Jr.) in either Greek-English or all English.

SS 645 - Johannine Writings [3]

  • Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2008.


ST 601 - Nature and Method of Theology [3]

  • Nichols, Aidan (O.P.). The Shape of Catholic Theology. (Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 1991).
    (paperback). ISBN 978-0-8146-1909-4.
  • Leinsle, Ulrich G. Introduction to Scholastic Theology. trans. Michael J. Miller (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010). (paperback). ISBN 978-0-8132-1792-5.

ST 611 - Creation and the Human Person [3]

No required texts

ST 621 - Basic Elements of Christology [3]

  • Ben Witherington III, The Many Faces of Christ. (Crossroad Press, 1998)
  • J.N.D. Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines. Fifth Edition (Continuum, 2000)
  • Richard A. Norris, Jr. (editor), The Christological Controversy. (Fortress Press, 1980)

ST 631 - Sacraments: Theology and Initiation [3]

  • O’Neill, O.P., Colman. Meeting Christ in the Sacraments. Revised edition. New York: Alba House, 1991. ISBN: 0818905980; ISBN-13: 978-0818905988
  • O’Neill, O.P., Colman. Sacramental Realism: A General Theory of the Sacraments. Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 1998 [a reprint of the 1983 edition published by Michael Glazier]. ISBN: 1890177083; ISBN-13: 978-1890177089

ST 635 - Sacrament of Marriage: Theology and Canon Law [3]

No required texts

ST 637 - Sacrament of the Eucharist [3]

  • James T. O’Connor, The Hidden Manna: A Theology of the Eucharist. (Ignatius Press, 2005).
  • Charles Journet, The Mass, The Presence of the Sacrifice of the Cross. (St. Augustine’s Press, 2008)
  • Jonathan Robinson, The Mass and Modernity. (Ignatius Press, 2005).

ST 737 – Theology of Holiness [3]

No required texts.

ST 742/842 – Aquinas’ Commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans [3]

  • Aquinas, Thomas. Super Epistola ad Romanos. (any Latin edition, including electronic editions).
  • Dauphinais, Michael and Matthew Levering. Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8132-1962-2; 978-0-8132-1963-9

ST 821 – Aquinas and the Masters of the Medieval University [3]

No required texts

ST 881 - Thomistic Seminar I [3]

  • Ashley, Benedict M (O.P.). The Way toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics Thomistic Studies. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-268-02035-4; 978-0-268-02028-6.
  • Levering, Matthew. Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology. Challenges in Contemporary Theology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2004. ISBN: 1-4051-1733-8; 1-4051-1734-6.


MT 601 - Principles of Christian Moral Life I [3]

  • Mahoney, John. The Making of Moral Theology: A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition. Clarendon Press 1987.
  • Martin, Francis. Sacred Scripture The Disclosure of the Word. Sapientia Press. 2006.
  • MacIntyre, Alasdair. After Virtue. University of Notre Dame Press. 1984.
  • Pinckaers, Servais (O.P.). The Sources of Christian Ethics. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America, 1995.
  • Wright, N.T. After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters. HarperOne. 2010.

MT 611 - Theological Virtues [3]

  • Cessario, Romanus (O.P.). The Virtues, or the Examined Life. Continuum, 2002-2006.
  • Cessario, Romanus (O.P.). Christian Faith and Theological Life. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996-2006.

MT 721 – The Just Market: Scholastic Moral Thought on Justice in the Marketplace [3]

No required texts

MT 732 - The Inner Way: Understanding and Practicing Eastern and Western Spiritual Direction [3]

No books requested.


HT 501 - Early and Medieval Church History [3]

  • González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity. Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.
  • Nichols, O.P., Aidan. Rome and the Eastern Churches: A Study in Schism. 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.
  • Lawrence, C.H. The Friars: The Impact of the Mendicant Orders on Medieval Society. I.H.Tauris, 2013. ISBN: 1780764677; ISBN-13: 978-1780764672.


HT 737 – Theology of Holiness [3]

No required texts.

HT 754 - The Eastern Face of Christ: Introduction to Eastern Christian Spirituality [3]

No books requested.

HT 820 – Aquinas and the Fathers: St. Thomas’s Engagement with His Patristic Sources [3]

  • Augustine. Selected Writings on Grace and Pelagianism. Trans. Roland Teske, S.J. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2011. ISBN: 1565483723; ISBN-13: 978-1565483729.
  • Dauphinais, Michael, Barry David, and Matthew Levering, eds. Aquinas the Augustinian. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2007. ISBN: 0813214920; ISBN-13: 978-0813214924
  • O’Rourke, Fran. Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. ISBN: 0268037248; ISBN-13: 978-0268037246.
  • Thomas Aquinas. Faith, reason and theology, Questions I-IV of his Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius. Trans. Armand Maurer. Medieval Sources in Translation 32. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1987. [Difficult to find]
  • Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologiae. Any English translation and Latin text.


PS 601 - Introduction to Pastoral Ministry [3]

  • Cole, OP, Basil, Christian Totality, New York: Alba House, 1997. ISBN: 0818907983; ISBN-13 978-0818907982

PS 621 - Introduction to Church Law [3]

  • Code of Canon Law of the Latin Church, 1983. – Preferably with Latin and English canons.
  • Martín de Agar, Joseph T. A, Handbook of Canon Law, rev. ed. Montreal:Wilson & Laufleur, 2007.
  • Documents of Vatican II

PS 661 - Ministries Practicum [3]

No required texts

PS 662 - Deacon Practicum [3]

No required texts

PS 781 – Introduction to Islam [3]

To be specified on the first day of class

Subject to Change 8/9/13

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