• 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

« Fall 2015 Book List | Main | Spring 2015 Book List »

Summer 2015 Book List


LT 501A - Intensive Latin I [3] and LT 502A - Intensive Latin II [3]

- LaFleur, Richard A. Wheelock’s Latin 7th Edition. Harper Collins (Collins Reference), 2011) ISBN: 978-0061997228 ($12.61)

 - Groton, Anne and James May. Thirty-Eight Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Wheelock’s Latin. 5th Edition. Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy Carducci Pulishers, 2004. ISBN: 978-0865162891 ($14.45)

- Beyer, Brian. War with Hannibal: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0300139181 ($27.32)

*Please note that both Groton and Beyer can be found for much less on used book sites.

 SS 581C – Greek Intensive I [3] and SS 582C – Greek Intensive II [3]

- Hansen, Hardy, and Gerald M. Quinn. Greek: An Intensive Course. 2nd revised ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 1992. ISBN 13: 9780823216635

- Erikk, Geannikis, Andrew Romiti and P. T. Wilford. Greek Paradigm Handbook: Reference Guide & Memorization Tool. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2008. ISBN 13: 9781585104741

PH 523A – Philosophy of Nature (Cosmology) [2-3]

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

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

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

- 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 [2-3]

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

PH 560A – Contemporary Problems in Philosophy [2-3]



SS 640 – Synoptic Gospels [3]

- Synopsis of the Four Gospels, Revised Standard Version, American Bible Society, 2010, hardcover, ISBN 978-1585169429

MT 613A – Cardinal and Theological Virtues [4]

- St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, II-II, qq. 1-148. I strongly recommend the standard English translation by “Fathers of the English Dominican Province,” which is available in several different editions.  

- Josef Pieper, Faith, Hope, Love. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.

- Josef Pieper, The Four Cardinal Virtues. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1966.

ST 650A – Eucharist and Ecclesiology [4]

- Bouyer, Louis. The Church of God: Body of Christ and Temple of the Spirit. Translated by Charles Underhill Quinn. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-58617-324-1.

- Journet, Charles. The Mass: The Presence of the Sacrifice of the Cross. Translated by Victor Szczurek, O. Praem. South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1587314940.

- O’Connor, James T. The Hidden Manna: A Theology of the Eucharist. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005. ISBN 978-1586170769.

- St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. Summa theologiae. Any edition.

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