• 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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Summer 2012 Book List

LT 501A/502A — Intensive Latin I and II

Required Text

  • Collins, John F. A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1985. Paperback. ISBN-10: 08132-06677; ISBN-13: 978-08132-06677.

Recommended Text

  • Goldman, Norma, and Ladislas Szymanski. English Grammar for Students of Latin, 3rd edition. Olivia & Hill Press, 2004. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0934034346. ISBN-13: 978-0934034340.

PH 521A — Logic/Epistemology

  • Conway, O.P., Pierre. Aristotelian Formal and Material Logic. Washington, D.C.: Dominica Bookstore, 1995.

PH 526A — Philosophical Anthropology

  • Wallace, William A. The Modeling of Nature: Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1997.
  • Feser, Edward. Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide. One World Press, 2009.

PH 551A — Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics) [2-3]

  • Wippel, John. The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas: From Finite Being to Uncreated Being. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2000.

PH 554A — Philosophical Ethics

  • McInerny, Ralph M. Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1997.

ST 604A - Triune God

Required Texts

  • Aquinas, St. Thomas. Summa Theologiae, I, qq. 2-43.
  • DiNoia, Joseph A. “Knowing and Naming the Triune God: The Grammar of Trinitarian Confession.” in Speaking the Christian God, ed. Alvin F. Kimel, 162-187. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1992.
  • Emery, Gilles. “The Immutability of the God of Love and the Problem of Language Concerning the ‘Suffering of God’.” In Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering, ed. James Keating and Thomas Joseph White, 27-76. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.
  • Emery, Gilles. The Trinitarian Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Translated by Francesca Aran Murphy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007; 7-35, 51-127.
  • Emery, Gilles. “Essentialism or Personalism in the Treatise on God in St. Thomas Aquinas?” The Thomist 64 (2000): 521-563.
  • Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Doctrines. 5th ed. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1977; 223-279.
  • Rocca, Gregory. “Distinction Between Res Significata and Modus Significandi in Aquinas’ Theological Epistemology.” The Thomist 55 (1991): 173-197.

Recommended Texts

  • First Vatican Council, Dei Filius
  • Pius XII, Humani Generis, nos. 1-4.
  • Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et Spes, nos. 19-21.
  • Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the God of Israel. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008; 1-104.
  • Velde, Rudi A. te. Aquinas on God: The ‘Divine Science’ of the Summa Theologiae. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006; 37-118.
  • White, Thomas Joseph. Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology. Naples, Fl.: Sapientia Press, 2009; 276-289.
  • Shanley, Brian J. The Thomist Tradition. Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, v. 2. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002; ch. 8.
  • Scheeben, Matthias The Mysteries of Christianity. Translated by Cyril Vollert. St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder Book Co., 1946; 25-36.
  • Shanley, “Divine Causation and Human Freedom in Aquinas,” American Philosophical Quarterly 72 (1998): 99-122.
  • Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Doctrines. 5th ed. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1977; 83-136.
  • Emery, Gilles. The Trinitarian Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Translated by Francesca Aran Murphy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007; 128-311.
  • Hill, William. The Three-Personed God: The Trinity as a Mystery of Salvation. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 1982; 3-79, 83-91, 111-124, 130-175, 185-186, 203-208, 225 232, 241-314.
  • St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians; especially ch. 1-3.
  • The Gospel of John; ch. 1, 3, 8, 12, 14-16.
  • Athanasius of Alexandria. “Three Discourses of Athanasius against the Arians.” In Select Treatises of St. Athanasius in Controversy with the Arians. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911; Discourse 1: Against the Arians, ch. 3-5, 8.
  • Gregory of Nazianzus. Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning: The Five Theological Orations of Gregory Nazianzen. Translated by Lionel Wickham and Frederick Williams. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 13. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991; Orations 1-5, 20.5-12; 32.5; 23.6-12; 34.8-15; 41.7-9.
  • Beeley, Christopher. Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God. New York: Oxford, 2008; ch. 4 (187-233).
  • Gregory of Nyssa, Not Three Gods.
  • Pope Benedict, Wednesday Audience on Dionysius the Areopagite, May 14, 2008.
  • Pope John Paul II, Wednesday Audience on Dionysius the Areopagite, January 19, 2000.
  • Fourth Lateran Council, ch. 1 and 2.
  • Rahner, Karl. “Observations on the Doctrine of God in Catholic Dogmatics.” in Theological Investigations, IX, 127-144. New York: Herder and Herder, 1972.
  • Vatican Clarification on the Filioque.
  • 2003 Agreed Statement of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation.
  • Rahner, Karl. The Trinity. Translated by Joseph Donceel. New York: Herder and Herder, 1970.
  • Mansini, Guy. “Balthasar and the Theodramatic Enrichment of the Trinity,” The Thomist, 64 (2000), 499-519.
  • Hart, David B. “Christ and Nothing.” First Things 136 (2003): 47-56.
  • Levering, Matthew. Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004; 120-132.

ST 611A — Creation and the Human Person

No Required Texts for this Course

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