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  • Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
  • 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
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  • August 1-22

    No Public Hours for Library

  • Saturday, August 23

    9:30 AM - New Student Orientation

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 25

    Classes Begin

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 1

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 5

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Friday-Saturday, October 3-4

    Thomistic Circles:

    Reception of Vatican II in the Twenty-First Century

  • Friday, October 10

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 13

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 14

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held; No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 17

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, November 3-7

    Registration for Spring 2015 Classes

  • Friday, November 7

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

  • Wednesday, November 26

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday-Friday, November 27-28

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, December 1-5

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 5

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday-Friday, December 9-12

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 12

    Semester Ends

  • Friday, December 19

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 12, 2015

    Classes Begin

  • Monday, January 19

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, January 22

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday, January 23

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

Friday
May162014

Commencement 2014

On the evening of Friday, May 16, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for nineteen students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A crowd of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends filled the chapel.

The following degrees were conferred: four Masters of Arts in Theology; three Masters of Divinity; seven Bachelors of Sacred Theology; and five Licentiates in Sacred Theology. The graduating class consisted of ten Dominican Friars, two Marians of the Immaculate Conception, one Josephite, one diocesan priest, and four lay men and women. Degrees were presented by Very Rev. Brian Martin Mulcahy, O.P., Vice Chancellor, Prior Provincial; Very Rev. John A. Langois, O.P., President of the Pontifical Faculty; and Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean.

The Commencement Address was given by Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia. Dr. Wilken reflected on the words “faithful” and “stewards” from the 4th chapter of 1 Corinthians. Dr. Wilken is an internationally esteemed scholar and author who has taught at Gregorian University, Institutum Patristicum “Augustinianum,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Notre Dame, Fordham University, and Lutheran Theological Seminary.

In addition to the conferral of degrees, a number of special recognitions were made. Dr. Wilken received the St. Dominic Medal. The Fr. Lawrence Francis Kearny Award was given to Fr. Raymond Vandegrift, O.P. (STB ’59, STL ’62), who headed the Library for some twenty-six years. Rev. Br. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., (MDiv ’12, STL ’14) was awarded the Marie Jackie Brunetta Burse, which was established in memory of the mother of Fr. Juan-Diego Brunetta, O.P. (MDiv ‘99). The burse is given annually to a Dominican brother ordained to the diaconate, who demonstrates either sustained excellence or marked-improvement in liturgical preaching. Special mention was made of Fr. Mulcahy’s service as Prior Provincial.

Following the ceremony, the guests adjourned to the priory cloister for a reception.

Dr. Wilken’s address is available at First Things. A reflection on this address by Br. Justin Mary Bolger, O.P., is available at Dominicana.

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