• Due to the summer ministry assignments of the student brothers, the priory will not be open to the public outside of regular receptionist hours through August 7. (Regular receptionist hours: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; M-F, 8:00 am.–800 pm; no receptionist on Saturday.) This means for our liturgical schedule that Mass Monday through Saturday, Night Prayer each day, and Evening Prayer on Saturday and Sunday will not normally be open to the public through August 7. These liturgies will again be open to the public starting on August 8.
  • 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
  • Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11

    Becoming a Better Preacher

    Fifth Annual Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

  • 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

  • Monday, September 5

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • 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

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

  • Thursday-Sunday, September 22-25

    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

  • Sunday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, October 31 - November 4

    Registration for Spring 2017 Classes

  • Friday, November 4

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

  • Tuesday, November 22

    Administrative Thursday (Thursday classes held; no Tuesday classes)

  • Wednesday, November 23

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

  • Thursday-Friday, November 24-25

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, December 5-9

    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-Friday, December 13-16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Tuesday, December 19-20

    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

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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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