Horarium
  • 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
Calendar
  • 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

    Midterm:

    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

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.

Please note that due to the Metro’s SafeTrack program, the Red Line – including the Brookland-CUA station – is scheduled to be shut down between the NoMa & Fort Totten stations from Saturday, October 29, through Tuesday, November 22. Please check Metro’s website for more information.

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.

Please note that due to the Metro’s SafeTrack program, the Red Line – including the Brookland-CUA station – is scheduled to be shut down between the NoMa & Fort Totten stations from Saturday, October 29, through Tuesday, November 22. Please check Metro’s website for more information.

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.