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
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6 PM

    Muslim Philosophers and the Christian Middle Ages

    Prof. Thérèse Cory (Notre Dame)

    University of Oklahoma, Nielsen Hall 170

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at OU

  • Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM

    Evil: The Great Accuser of God’s Existence

    Fr. John Harris, O.P.

    University College Dublin, Room B101 in the Newman Building

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Newman Society at UCD.

  • Thursday, October 19, 6 PM

    Understanding Nietzsche’s Postmodern Critique of Christianity

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard University, Emerson 108 in Harvard Yard

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy

  • Thursday, October 19, 7 PM

    Blinded by Scientism? The Proper Role-and Limits-of Science in the Quest for Truth

    Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)

    U.C. Berkeley, Barrows 166

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at UC Berkeley

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 20, 12:30 PM

    Where Rights Come From and What They Mean for Healthcare

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard Medical School (final room location TBA)

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

  • 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

  • Monday, November 6, 3:30 PM

    Reading Between the Lines: Neglected Notation in Dominican Mass Manuscripts

    Dr. Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick)

    Aquin Hall, PFIC

  • 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.

  • Thursday, November 9, 7 PM

    Does God Exist? An Argument for God’s Existence from Thomas Aquinas

    Fr. James Brent, O.P. (PFIC)

    JMHI Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB)

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute

  • 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

  • Saturday, December 9, 12 PM

    The Virgin Mary: Full of Grace and Mother of God

    Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • 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

Dual Degree Candidacy

Dual degree candidacy may include any combination of two of the three first cycle degrees currently offered by the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. In order to maintain the integrity of each degree program, dual-degree candidates must complete the full requirements for each degree, including language examinations, comprehensive examinations, and theses for each program where applicable.

Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology

After one year of successful studies at the Pontifical Faculty, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students may request admission to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program. M.Div. students who apply for dual degree status must meet the admission requirements for the M.A. degree and be approved by the Admissions Committee. Dual degree students must complete all requirements for each degree. Requirements for the M.Div., as outlined in the course catalogue, are normally completed first, and the comprehensive examination is taken in the sixth semester of study. The specific M.A. requirements are normally completed by the end of the fourth year, and both degrees are awarded at that time.

Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology

After one year of successful studies at the Pontifical Faculty, ordination students who are pursuing the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree may request admission to the Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree program. M.Div. students who apply for dual degree status must meet the admission requirements for the S.T.B. degree and be approved by the Admissions Committee. Dual degree students must complete all requirements for each degree. Requirements for the S.T.B., as outlined in the course catalogue, are normally completed first. The S.T.B. degree would then be awarded upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination (which would count for both degrees) at the end of the third year. The specific M.Div. requirements are normally completed by the end of the fourth year, and that degree is awarded at the end of the fourth year.

Master of Arts in Theology and Bachelor of Sacred Theology

After two semesters of successful studies at the Pontifical Faculty, students who are pursuing the M.A. degree may request admission to the S.T.B. degree. These students must fulfill the admission requirements to the S.T.B. degree and be approved by the Admissions Committee. Dual degree students must complete all requirements for each degree. The S.T.B. requirements, as outlined in the course catalogue, are normally completed first, and the S.T.B. is awarded at the conclusion of the third year of study. The M.A. is awarded after the fourth year of study.