Horarium
  • There are a number of changes to the liturgical schedule during the week of August 15. Please check the priory website, www.dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • 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
Calendar
  • 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

  • Thursday, September 1

    The Problem of Social Justice: A Catholic Approach

    Prof. Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa

    4 PM, Baylor University, Alexander Reading Room

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, September 5

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, September 8

    Is Faith Irrational? Aquinas on the Rationality of Belief

    Lecture by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

    7 PM Harvard University, Room Location TBD

    Cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute and Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association

  • 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

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

  • Wednesday, September 14

    Our Common Identity: What It Means To Be Human in An Age of Confusion

    Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J., Georgetown University

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 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

  • Wednesday, October 19

    Cultivating a Truthful Soul: The Pursuit of Virtue as the Pursuit of Truth

    Dr. Angela Knobel, CUA

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Monday, October 31

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

  • Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4

    Registration for Spring 2017 Classes

  • Friday, November 4

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

  • Wednesday, November 16

    Human at Heart: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Spiritual Life

    Rev. James Brent, O.P.

    6 PM, Catholic Information Center, D.C.

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Information Center

  • Tuesday, November 22

    Administrative Thursday (Thursday classes held; no Tuesday classes)

  • Wednesday, November 23

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

  • Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 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, December 13 - Friday, December 16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 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

Directions to the PFIC

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is located at 487 Michigan Avenue NE, across the street from the campus of The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is within easy reach of the Brookland/CUA Station on Metro’s Red Line.

The entrance is through the glass doors which face Michigan Avenue.


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From the Metro

Take the Red Line to Brookland/CUA. Exit the station to the left. At the top of the escalator, make a u-turn and walk under the Michigan Avenue overpass to the plaza at Monroe Street Market, with its “Arts Walk” tower. Turn right and walk along Michigan Avenue for about a quarter of a mile, crossing 7th Street NE and Monroe Street NE. The Dominican House of Studies will be on your left.

From the North

(I-95 South and Baltimore/Washington Parkway) After passing through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, take Exit 52 (Route 295 South, Baltimore-Washington Parkway). As you approach Washington, continue on Route 50 West toward Washington (New York Avenue). From New York Avenue exit onto South Dakota Avenue and continue to the sixth traffic light (approximately 1.3 miles). Turn left onto Monroe Street, and continue to the 10th traffic light (approximately 1.4 miles), and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Dominican House of Studies is immediately on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the right side of the building.

From the South

(I-95 North, 395 North, and North Capitol Street north) When I-95 North intersects the Capitol Beltway (Routes 395, 495, and 95), get onto Route 395 North. Continue on Route 395 until it ends at New York Avenue, where you must turn right. After the second light, at the first right turn, bear right onto M Street. Continue to the second traffic light and turn left onto North Capitol Street. Continue for approximately 1.4 miles to the eighth traffic light and turn right onto Michigan Avenue. After the fourth traffic light (at the intersection of 4th Street), the Dominican House of Studies is the second building on the right. The driveway entrance is on the far side of the building.

From the East

(Route 50) Take Route 50 West and exit onto South Dakota Avenue. Continue to the sixth traffic light (approximately 1.3 miles). Turn left onto Monroe Street and continue to the tenth traffic light (approximately 1.4 miles) and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Dominican House of Studies is immediately on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the far side of the building.

From the West

(Route 66, Constitution Avenue, North Capitol Street north) Follow Route 66 East into Washington to Constitution Avenue. Continue on Constitution Avenue until you pass 2nd Street, NW; then turn diagonally left onto Louisiana Avenue. At the fifth traffic light turn left onto North Capitol Street. Continue for approximately 2.1 miles to the sixteenth traffic light and turn right onto Michigan Avenue. After the fourth traffic light (at the intersection of 4th Street), the Dominican House of Studies is the second building on the right. The driveway entrance is on the near side of the building.

From the Northwest

(I-270, 495-Capital Beltway, Route 1) Follow 270 South to Washington. Pick up 495/Capitol Beltway East. Take Exit 25 (Route 1 South). At the exit make a right onto Route 1 South. Continue for approximately 3.5 miles and make a right at the light onto Route 410/East-West Highway. At the first light turn left onto Queens Chapel Road/Michigan Avenue. Continue for approximately three miles. The Dominican House of Studies will be on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the near side of the building.