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  • Due to the summer ministry assignments of the student brothers, the priory will not be open to the public outside of regular receptionist hours through August 7. (Regular receptionist hours: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; M-F, 8:00 am.–800 pm; no receptionist on Saturday.) This means for our liturgical schedule that Mass Monday through Saturday, Night Prayer each day, and Evening Prayer on Saturday and Sunday will not normally be open to the public through August 7. These liturgies will again be open to the public starting on August 8.
  • 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
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Calendar
  • Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11

    Becoming a Better Preacher

    Fifth Annual Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

  • 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

  • Monday, September 5

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • 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

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

  • Thursday-Sunday, September 22-25

    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

  • Sunday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, October 31 - November 4

    Registration for Spring 2017 Classes

  • Friday, November 4

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

  • Tuesday, November 22

    Administrative Thursday (Thursday classes held; no Tuesday classes)

  • Wednesday, November 23

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

  • Thursday-Friday, November 24-25

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, December 5-9

    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-Friday, December 13-16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Tuesday, December 19-20

    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

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Resources for Past Events

Did you miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check this space for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are available free of charge on iTunes and SoundCloud.

2015-2016 Academic Year

August 31, 2015: Text of the homily of Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., for the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

October 2-3, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. Ben Witherington III, Dr. Bruce D. Marshall, Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., Dr. R. Trent Pomplun, O.P., and Fr. Simon Gaine, O.P.

2015-2016: Art of the Beautiful Series presented by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society.

Audio is available of the talks by Dr. Robert Royal, Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., Dr. Denis McNamara, Prof. Francesca Murphy, and Maestro Manfred Honeck.

October 31, 2015: Audio of the reflection given by Br. Justin Bolger, O.P., at the Vigil of All Saints.

2015-2016: Thomistic Circles in NYC: Wisdom of Aquinas Series

Audio is available of the October 17 talks of Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., and the November 14 talks of Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

February-March 2016: Thomistic Institute on the Hill

February 2 - Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., on “Who Am I to Judge? Politics and the Problem of Moral Relativism” – Audio is available.

February 23 - Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., on “The Wise Restraints that Make Men Free? Freedom, Morality, and the Law” – Audio and video is available.

March 29 - Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A 13th Century Take on Natural Rights” – Audio and video is available.

April 1-2, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Dominicans and the University: 800 Years”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. Michèle Mulchahey, University of Toronto; Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship; Dr. John Boyle, University of St. Thomas; Dr. Anthony Esolen, Providence College; and Fr. Richard Schenk, O.P., Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

April 9, 2016: Thomistic Institute symposium on “The Future of Catholicism in America”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Mary Eberstadt, Michael Hanby, Russell Hittinger, Phillip Muñoz, R. R. Reno, and George Weigel.

April 26, 2016: “Can Beauty Save the World? Aquinas on Art and Liturgy”

Audio is available of Fr. Thomas Joseph White O.P.’s lecture at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington, Virginia.

2015-2016: Thomistic Institute on Campus

Audio is available of a number of these talks.

Video is available of Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.’s, March 7 talk for the Duke University Catholic Center Lecture Series, “God after Darwin: Are Christianity and Evolution Compatible?”

June 2-5, 2016: Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

Audio is available of the talks by Prof. Steven Long, Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., Prof. Angela Knobel, Prof. Edwuard Feser, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Fr. Michael Sherwin, O.P.

2014-2015 Academic Year

October 3-4, 2014: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Vatican II in the 21st Century”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. R. R. Reno, Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., Fr. David Meconi, S.J., Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Dr. Michael Waldstein.

November 1, 2014: Rémi Brague: “Atheism At The End Of The Line”

Audio of Dr. Brague’s lecture is available.

October 11, 2014 - March 14, 2015: Catholic Artists Society & Thomistic Institute lecture series on “The Art of the Beautiful: Redeeming Culture in Christ”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Rev. John Saward, Ryan N.S. Topping, Thomas S. Hibbs, Julia Yost, Rev. Bruno M. Shah, O.P., and Most Rev. James D. Conley.

March 20-21, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “What is a Human Person?”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included John O’Callaghan, Steven Long, Candace Vogler, Thomas Pfau, and Brad Gregory.

April 18, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Aquinas on Metaphysics and Morals”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Reinhard Hütter, John O’Callaghan, Eleonore Stump, and Candace Vogler.

April 22, 2015 - Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. delivered an address entitled “A New Christian Humanism: The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul II.”

2013-2014 Academic Year

September 14, 2013 - February 15, 2014: Catholic Artists Society & Thomistic Institute lecture series on “The Art of the Beautiful: Foundations for a Catholic Understanding of the Arts”

Audio files available of talks by Gregory Wolfe, Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., David Clayton, Anthony Esolen, Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.

October 31, 2013: Vigil of All Saints

Program of the Vigil.

EWTN News Nightly’s story on the Vigil aired on November 6.

November 9, 2013: Philosophical Realism and Aquinas Symposium

Audio files of selected lectures, including Thomas Joseph White, O.P., James Brent, O.P., Candace Vogler, Edward Feser, and John Haldane.

December 6, 2013: Lecture by Dr. Reinhard Hütter

Audio file of Dr. Hütter’s lecture, “Testifying to the Truth usque ad sanguinem—pro Veritate mori.”

January 28, 2014: Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas

Video of the homily of Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

January 30, 2014: Lecture by Fr. Robert Sokolowski

Audio file of Fr. Sokolowski’s lecture, “The Truth of Things in Words and Pictures.”

February 14-15, 2014: Holy Scripture and Divine Attributes Symposium

Audio files of selected lectures, including Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Gary Anderson, and Michael Gorman.

March 13, 2014: Lecture by Gregory Vall

Audio file of Prof. Vall’s lecture on “Yahweh’s Repentance and the Immutability of the Divine Will.”

March 20, 2014:

Video of the interview of Raymond Cardinal Burke by EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, which took place in the PFIC boardroom.

April 25-26, 2014: St. Francis and the Western Tradition Symposium

Text of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s lecture from the April 25 symposium, from Crisis Magazine.

May 16, 2014: Commencement

Text of Dr. Robert Louis Wilken’s commencement address at First Things.

July 8-10, 2014: Annual Conference for Diocesan Priests

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