• 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
  • Thursday, March 30, 7PM

    “How to Be Happy: Virtue and the Path of Human Happiness”

    Prof. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor)

    Wilson Hall 126, Vanderbilt University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and University Catholic

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Saturday, April 1, 12:30 PM

    “What Are Natural Rights? (Are There Any?)”

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC), Prof. Charles Kesler (Claremont McKenna), Prof. Nigel Biggar (Oxford), Sherif Girgis (author), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

    Co-sponsored by Notre Dame University

  • Monday, April 3, 5:30 PM

    “Thomism of the Body: JPII’s Anthropology of Marriage & Sexuality”

    Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (PFIC)

    0015 Westbrook, Duke University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, April 3, 7 PM

    “The Goodness of God & The Evil in Our World”

    Prof. Gloria Thomas (University of St. Thomas)

    Petteruti Lounge, Brown University

    Thomistic Institute lecture hosted by the Brown-RISD Catholic Community

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7 PM

    “Religious Freedom and the Common Good”

    Prof. Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. (Pontifical JPII Institute

    Charles Commons, Johns Hopkins University

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute and the Hopkins Dialectic

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM

    “What Is Politics About Anyway? Aquinas on the Common Good”

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (PFIC)

    St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, Charlottesville

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish.

  • Friday-Saturday, April 7-8

    “Thomism, Post-Liberal Theology, and Postmodernity”

    A conference in honor of Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P.

    Augustine DiNoia, OP (CDF), Bruce Marshall (SMU), Michael Root (CUA), James Buckley (LMU), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Frederick Bauerschmidt (LMU), Gary Culpepper (Providence)

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Administrative Friday (Friday Classes Held; No Wednesday Classes)

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

  • Thursday, April 13

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 14

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 17

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 18

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Reston National Golf Course

  • Saturday, April 22

    Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • 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)

  • Saturday, May 20

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC 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

Dominican Spring Gala

Tickets are now available for the Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the cloister of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. This evening of fellowship and festivity benefits the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. The evening includes food, entertainment, silent & live auctions, and sung compline (evening prayer).

Auction items incluce:

  • A progressive dinner for eight hosted by PFIC President Fr. John Langlois, O.P., and the community of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.
  • A Manhattan Dominican-themed weekend for four with Fr. Langlois
  • Lunch for two at the Cosmos Club with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo
  • A matted photograph by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. - vote for your favorite!
  • A fondue dinner for six, prepared by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.
  • A private bluegrass concert by Thomistic Institute director Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., with Br. Jonah Teller, O.P., and Br. Simon Teller, O.P.
  • A custom-made icon of Our Lady, commissioned for this event
  • A tower climb for five at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immacuate Conception
  • A personal tour for 10-15 of the National Gallery of Art’s Renaissance holdings with Dr. Jem Sullivan
  • A 12-day cruise for two to anywhere served by Holland America
  • Books and DVDs signed by Bishop Robert Barron
  • A signed and numbered print of “A Life Study of Pope Benedict XVI” by Igor Babailov
  • A day cruise on the James and Chickahominy rivers in Williamsburg

Tickets are $125 in advance, $150 day of event. Students $50 in advance, $75 day of event. Note that if you register for our Rare Books Golf Tournament which takes place on Tuesday, April 18 at Reston National Golf Course, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala!

If paying by mail, make check out to Pontifical Faculty. Please include “Gala Tickets,” “Gala Sponsorship,” or “Gala Donation” in the memo line of the check. Mail to: 2017 Dominican Spring Gala, Dominican House of Studies, 487 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017-1518. 

Buy Tickets, Donate, or Provide Sponsorship

Amount to Charge (must be at least 20, number only, no $ sign):
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Limited parking is available at the Dominican House of Studies; arrive early for best chance of parking on site. Additional parking is available for a fee at Monroe Street Market, next door to us; parking entrance is one block away on 7th Street, just south of Monroe Street.