• 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
  • Friday, September 15, 5:30PM

    Tolkien’s Perilous Beauties: Philosophy and Aesthetic Danger

    Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

    Prof. David’ O’Connor (Notre Dame)

    MIT, Building 3, Room 270

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Tech Catholic Community

  • Monday, September 18, 7PM

    Hollow Pursuits, Fulfilling Pursuits, and Ultimate Satisfaction: A Philosophical Look at Our Quest for Happiness

    Prof. Candace Vogler (University of Chicago

    Tulane Unversity, LBC Stibb Conference Room 203

  • Tuesday, September 19, 7PM

    Myths and Realities: Reason and Faith in the History of Science

    Dr. Lawrence Principe (Drew)

    Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), JMHI

    Hosted by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, September 25, 7PM

    Science & Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barr (University of Delaware)

    St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Tuesday, September 26, 7PM

    The Virgin Mother of God: Mary in the Bible and Church Teaching

    Prof. Joshua Benson (CUA)

    St. Charles Borromeo, Arlington, Virginia

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

    Thomistic Circles: “On the Holy Spirit”

  • Monday, October 2, 6PM

    Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., discusses his new book, The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism

    Comments and conversation with Mary Eberstadt and Robert Royal

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, October 5, 12:30PM

    How is God Jealous? A Christian Response to Richard Dawkins

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

    Harvard Medical School, TMEC Room 250

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Students Association

  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

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Fall 2015 Book List


LT 501 - Elementary Latin I [3]

The following texts will also be used in LT 502 - Elementary Latin II in the next semester.

- Keller, Andrew, and Stephanie Russell.  Learn to Read Latin.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003.  ISBN-13: 978-0300102154.

- Keller, Andrew, and Stephanie Russell.  Learn to Read Latin Workbook.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003.  ISBN-13:  978-0300101942

- Cassell’s Latin Dictionary.  5th ed.  New York:  MacMillan, 1968. (Used copies can be purchased on Amazon for as little as $5.50).   ISBN:  078-5555033061 — For use in open-book classroom quizzes and exams; if you wish to use an online dictionary or app, then I highly recommend philolog.us, which has both the standard Oxford Latin dictionary (Lewis and Short), as well as the standard Oxford Greek dictionary (Liddel and Scott); however, you will not be permitted to use any digital resources on your in-class quizzes or exams.

LT 701 - Introduction to Medieval Latin Language and Literature I [3]

- Sidwell, Keith.  Reading Medieval Latin.  Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  ISBN-13:  978-0521447478

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

- 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

- Copleston, Frederick. History of Philosophy, Vol. I (Part I & Part II).

PH 513 - Modern Philosophy [3]

- Ariew, Roger and Eric Watkins, Eds.  Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources.  Second Edition.  Hackett Pub Co., 2009. ISBN: ISBN 978-0-87220-978-7

- Copleston, Frederick. History of Philosophy, Vol. IV.

- Copleston, Frederick. History of Philosophy, Vol. V (Part I & Part II).

PH 521 - Logic [3]

- No textbooks requested.  For details concerning textbooks, please contact Fr. Brent (you may contact him through Populi).

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

- Aquinas, St. Thomas.  Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics.  South Bend, IN:  Dumb Ox Books, 1999.  ISBN-10: 1883357764

- Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle.  Ed. Richard McKeon.  New York:  Modern Library, 2001.  ISBN-10: 0375757996

- Wallace, William A. The Modeling of Nature. Washington, DC: CUA 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]

- Hansen, Hardy and Gerald M. Quinn.  Greek:  an Intensive Course.  2nd rev. ed.  New York:  Fordham University Press, 1992.  ISBN-13:  978-0823216635

Not required, but recommended for purchase:

-Geannikis, Erikk, Andrew Romiti, and P.T. Wilford.  Greek Paradigm Handbook:  Reference Guide and Memorization Tool.  Indianapolis:  Focus, 2008.  ISBN-13:  978-1585103072

-The Greek New Testament.  5th rev. ed. with Dictionary.  Stuttgart:  Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014.  ISBN-13:  978-1619701397

SS 611 - Pentateuch [3]

The following will be used in the course; they can be consulted in the library, but individual students may wish to purchase some or all of them.  Consult Fr. Alobaidi for further information regarding these texts (you can do this through Populi):

- Childs, B.  Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context. London:  SCM Press, 1985.  ISBN:  978-0800627720

- Fitzmeyer, J.A., The Biblical Commission’s Document “Interpretation of the Bible in the Church.” Rome:  Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1995.  ISBN:  978-8876536052

- Friedmann, R.E., Torah (Pentateuch). In Anchor Bible Dictionary.

- Harrison, R. K., Introduction to the Old Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999.  ISBN:  978-1565633995

- Rendtorff, R. The Old Testament: An Introduction. Philadelphia, PA:  Fortress Press, 1986.  ISBN-13:  978-0800625443

- Whybray, R. N.  The Making of the Pentateuch. A Methodological Study. JOST 58. Sheffield Academic Press, 1987.  ISBN:  978-1-85075-063-5

- Vatican Council II. Dei Verbum.  [Any edition]

- The Pontifical Biblical Commission. The Interpretation of the Bible in The Church. 1993. [Any edition; the Fitzmeyer text listed above also contains this text]

SS 632 - Wisdom Literature [3]

- Clifford, Richard J. The Wisdom Literature. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998. ISBN 0-687-00846-8

- Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.  San Francisco: Ignatius, 2012. ISBN 978-1-58617-755-1

SS 640 – The Synoptic Gospels [3]

-Aland, Kurt. Synopsis of the Four Gospels [English Edition]. England: United Bible Societies, 1985. ISBN: 0-826-705006  or Aland, Kurt. Synopsist of the Four Gospels [English and Greek Edition]. England: United Bible Societies, 1993. ISBN: 3-438-054051

SS 765 - Catholic Letters and Letter to the Hebrews [3]

No books requested.

SS 771 – Intermediate Classical Hebrew I [3]

No books requested.



ST 601 - Nature and Method of Theology [3]

- a copy of the Bible.

- Congar, Yves, O.P.  The Meaning of Tradition.  San Francisco:  Ignatius, 2004.  ISBN:  978-1586170219

- Nichols, Aidan (O.P.). The Shape of Catholic Theology.  Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 1991. 
(paperback).  ISBN 978-0-8146-1909-4.

- Ratzinger, Joseph.  The Nature and Mission of Theology.  Tr. Adrian Walker.  San Francisco:  Ignatius, 1995.  ISBN:  978-0898705386

ST 611 - Creation and the Human Person [3]

- Sokolowski, Robert.  The God of Faith and Reason.  Washington, DC:  The Catholic University of America Press, 1995.  ISBN-13:  978-0813208275.

ST 621 - Basic Elements of Christology [3]

- Ben Witherington III. The Many Faces of the Christ.  Spring Valley, NY:  Crossroad Press, 1998. ISBN: 978-0824517052

- J.N.D. Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines, Revised Edition. New York:  Harper Collins, 1998.  ISBN: 978-0060643348

- Heinrich Denzinger & Peter Hunermann. Enchiridion Symbolorum: A Compendium of Creeds, Definitions, and Declarations of the Catholic Church (Latin-English Edition). 43rd Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2012.  ISBN: 978-0898707465

ST 631 - Sacraments: Theology and Initiation [3]

- O’Neill, Colman. Meeting Christ in the Sacraments. Revised edition. New York: Alba House, 1991. ISBN-10: 0818905980; ISBN-13: 978-0818905988.

- O’Neill, 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-10: 1890177083; ISBN-13: 978-1890177089.

- Walsh, Liam. Sacraments of Initiation: A Theology of Rite, Word, and Life. 2nd ed. Chicago: Hillenbrand, 2011. ISBN-10: 1595250352; ISBN-13: 978-1595250353.

ST 638 - Sacrament of Orders [3]

- Butler, Sarah. The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church. Chicago: Hillenbrand, 2007. ISBN-10: 1595250166; ISBN-13: 978-1595250162.

- Garrigou-Lagrange, Reginald. The Priest in Union with Christ. Charlotte: Tan, 2002.  ISBN-13: 978-0895557025.

- Nichols, Aidan.  Holy Order:  Apostolic Priesthood from the New Testament to the Second Vatican Council.  Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2011.  ISBN-13:  978-1610978446

- Tillard, J.-M.R.  Flesh of the Church, Flesh of Christ. Tr. Madeleine Beaumont.  Collegeville, MN:  Liturgical Press, 2001.  ISBN-13:  9780814661819

ST 641 - Liturgiology  [3]

- Corbon, Jean. The Wellspring of Worship. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005. ISBN: 1586170228.

- Dalmais, Irenée Henri, et al. The Church at Prayer: An Introduction to the Liturgy Principles of the Liturgy. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1987. ISBN: 0814613632.

- Klauser, Theodor. A Short History of the Western Liturgy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. ISBN: 0192132237.

- Lang, Uwe Michael. The Voice of the Church at Prayer: Reflections on Liturgy and Language. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2012. ISBN: 1586177206.

- Ratzinger, Joseph. The Spirit of the Liturgy. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000. ISBN: 0898707846.

ST 724 – Eschatology:  Classical and Modern Perspectives [3]

- O’Callaghan, Paul.  Christ Our Hope.  Washington, DC:  CUA Press, 2011.  ISBN-13:  978-0813218625

- Ratzinger, Joseph.  Eschatology:  Death and Eternal Life.  2nd ed.  Washington, DC:  CUA Press, 2007.  ISBN:  978-0813215167

ST 800C – Soteriology: A Biblical, Historical and Theological Study of Redemption [3]

- A copy of the Bible.

No books requested.  Students will read selected articles and chapters from material to be found in the library.

ST 823 - St. Thomas and the Thomists [3]

- No books requested.

ST 824 – Thomism in Modernity [3]

- No books requested.

ST 854 – The Shape of Modern Theology [3

- Barth, Karl.  Church Dogmatics I:1:  The Doctrine of the Word of God.  Edinburgh:  T&T Clark, 2004.  ISBN:  978-0567050595 

- Boersma, Hans.  Nouvelle Theology and Sacramental Ontology:  A Return to Mystery.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2013.

- Congar, Yves.  The Meaning of Tradition.  San Francisco:  Ignatius, 2004.  ISBN:  978-1586170219

- de Lubac, Henri.  Catholicism:  Christ and the Common Destiny of Man.  San Francisco:  Ignatius, 1988.  ISBN:  978-0898702033

- Kant, Immanuel.  Religion within Boundaries of Mere Reason and Other Writings.  Cambridge, U.K.:  Cambridge University Press, 1999.  ISBN:  978-0521599641

- Ker, Ian.  Newman on Vatican II.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  ISBN:  978-0198717522

- Lindbeck, George.  The Nature of Doctrine.  2nd ed.  Louisville, KY:  Westminster, 2009.  ISBN:  978-0664246181

- Newman, John Henry.  An Essay on the Development of Doctrine.  6th ed. South Bend, IN:  Notre Dame Press, 1989.  ISBN:  978-0268009212

- Pannenberg, Wolfhart.  Jesus God and Man.  2nd ed.  Philadelphia:  John Knox Press, 1968.  ISBN:  978-0664244682

- Rahner, Karl.  Foundations of Christian Faith.  New York:  Crossroad, 1986.  ISBN:  978-0824505233

- Ratzinger, Joseph.  Eschatology:  Death and Eternal Life.  2nd ed.  Washington, DC:  CUA Press, 2007.  ISBN:  978-0813215167

- von Balthasar, Hans Urs.  Theo-Logic, vol. ii:  The Truth of God.  San Francisco:  Ignatius, 2004.  ISBN:  978-0898707199

ST 881 - Thomistic Seminar I [3]

- No books requested.



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

- Collins, Raymond.  Christian Morality: Biblical Foundations. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.  ISBN-10: 0268007594

- Kilpatrick, William.  Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.  ISBN-10: 0671870734

- MacIntyre, Alasdair.  After Virtue.  3rd ed.  South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.  ISBN-10: 0268035040

- MacIntyre, Alasdair.  Three Rival Versions of Moral EnquiryEncyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition.  South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991.  ISBN-10: 0268018774 

- Matera, Frank.  New Testament Ethics: The Legacies of Jesus and Paul. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.  ISBN-10: 0664225152

- Pinckaers, Servais.  Sources of Christian Ethics.  Translated by Mary Thomas Noble.  Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1995.  ISBN-10: 0813208181

MT 611 - Theological Virtues [3]                        

- Cessario, Romanus (O.P.).  The Virtues, or the Examined Life.  Continuum, 2002-2006.  ISBN-13:  9780826413888

- Cessario, Romanus (O.P.).  Christian Faith and Theological Life.  Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996-2006.  ISBN-13:  9780813208695

- Pieper, Josef.  Faith, Hope, and Love.  San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 1997.  ISBN-13:  9780898706239

MT 732 - The Inner Way: Spiritual Direction and Psychology as Partners in Christian Formation [3]

No books requested; please contact Fr. O’Donnell if you have further questions regarding textbook details (you may contact him through Populi).

MT 780/880 – Selected Issues in Medical Moral Theology [3}

- Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor Pier Giorgio.  Biomedicine and Beatitude:  An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics.  Washington, D.C.:  CUA Press, 2011.  ISBN:  978-0813218823

- Fisher, O.P., Anthony.  Catholic Bioethics for a New Millenium.  Cambridge, U.K.:  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  ISBN:  978-0521253246



HT 501 - Early and Medieval Church History [3]

- Lawrence, C.H. The Friars: The Impact of the Mendicant Orders on Medieval Society.  I.H.Tauris, 2013.  ISBN: 1780764677; ISBN-13: 978-1780764672.

-Wilkins, Robert Louis.  The First Thousand Years.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2013.  ISBN-10: 0300198388; ISBN-13: 978-0300198386



HT 700B - Readings in Early Christian Greek [3]

No required texts — texts will be provided by the instructor

HT 715 – Marriage and Celibacy in the Early Church [3]

- St. Augustine.  Marriage and Virginity.  New York:  New City Press, 2005.  ISBN  978-1565482227

- St. John Chrysostom.  On Marriage and Family Life. Yonkers, NY:  St. Vladimir’s Press, 1986, ISBN 978-0913836866

HT 769 – The Catholic Church and the Churches:  A Vocation to Ecumenism [3]

No texts requested; please contact Abbot Joseph Lee regarding texts (you may do so through Populi).



PS 601 - Introduction to Pastoral Ministry [3]

- Holmes, Paul A.  A Pastor’s Toolbox.  Collegeville, MN:  The Liturgical Press, 2014.  ISBN-10: 0814638082;  ISBN-13: 978-0814638088

- Kelly, Matthew.  The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.  Hebron, KY:  Dynamic Catholic Institute, 2012.  ISBN-13:  978-1937509668

- Nichols, Michael P.  The Lost Art of Listening.  2nd ed.  New York:  Guilford Press, 2009.  ISBN-10: 1593859864; ISBN-13: 978-1593859862

- Schmitz, Eileen.  Staying in Bounds:  Straight Talk on Boundaries for Effective Ministry.  St. Louis, MO:  Chalice Press, 2010.  ISBN-10: 0827234813;  ISBN-13: 978-0827234819

PS 621 - Introduction to Church Law [3]

- Code of Canon Law. CLSA Latin-English Edition. New English Translation. Washington, D.C: Canon Law Society of America, 2012.  ISBN:  1-932208-32-1

- Martín De Agar, Joseph T. A Handbook on Canon Law. Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 2007.  ISBN-13:  978-2891278041

PS 622 - Book II:  The People of God in Church Law [3]

- Code of Canon Law. CLSA Latin-English Edition. New English Translation. Washington, D.C: Canon Law Society of America, 2012.  ISBN:  1-932208-32-1

PS 661 - Ministries Practicum [1]

No required texts

PS 662 - Deacon Practicum [2]

- Rite of Baptism for Children.  Totowa, NJ:  Catholic Book Publishing, 1983.  ISBN:  978-0-89-942136-0

- Rite of Marriage.   Totowa, NJ:  Catholic Book Publishing, 1991.  ISBN:  978-0-89-942238-1

PS 802 - Teaching and Learning:  Theory and Practice

No required texts

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