Horarium
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Summer Schedule

    Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    8:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Monday - Friday, Week of August 14-18

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    4:15pm Holy Hour
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    NO public Night 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
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    11:15am Mass
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Tuesday, August 1 - Sunday, August 27

    Library closed until August 28

  • 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

  • Wednesday, September 6, 6PM

    Large and Startling Figures

    Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

    Prof. Frederick C. Bauerschmidt (Loyola University Maryland)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, September 7, 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

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, September 25, 7PM

    Science & Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barr (University of Delaware)

    St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

    Thomistic Circles: “On the Holy Spirit”

  • 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 - 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

Housing Information

The Dominican House of Studies does not provide housing for PFIC students. The following residences are however available to students. Inquiries and arrangements should be made directly with each facility.

Rosary House of Studies

Rosary House is located within a ten minute walk and is the home of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. They have facilities for housing young women, but space is limited. All rooms are single. Breakfast foods and dinner are provided during the week.

Rosary House is located at 1201 Monroe St., NE, Washington, DC 20017

For more information, please contact Sr. Martha Escobar, O. P. at (202) 529-1768 or rosaryhouseop@yahoo.com.

Centro Maria Residence

This residence is located within two blocks and offers housing for women only, ages 18-30. Rates are for single air-conditioned rooms in a smoke free building and include breakfast and dinner six days a week. Facilities include a chapel, dining room, laundry, TV room and limited maid service.

Centro Maria Residence is located at 650 Jackson St., NE, Washington, DC 20017

For more information, please contact Sr. Clara Echeverria, R. M. I. at (202) 635-1697.

Casa Sacri Cuori

Casa Sacri Cuori is a residence run by the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts which offers housing for women studying or working in the Washington, D.C. area. Rates are for single unconditioned rooms in a smoke-free building. Applications may be made in writing or in person. Rates include all utilities paid, large common library, cable Internet service in each room, washer and dryer, large chapel, large kitchen with unlimited use, and large common dining room and TV room. Limited maid service. Some parking is available off main road, but is limited. Unlimited phone use in the continental USA. Casa Sacri Cuori is 5 min walk to the red line (CU) metro station and 10 min walk to Catholic University.

Casa Sacri Cuori is located at 1321 Otis St., NE, Washington, DC 20017

For more information, please contact Sr. Ada Grano, P.O.S.C. at 202-526-0130 or see www.littleworkers.org.

Capuchin College

The St. Francis Friary is a house of formation for the Capuchin community. All student residents are required to participate in common prayer, meals and help maintain the house. The most likely candidates are men religious. The fee includes all food and lodging.

The Friary is located at 4121 Harewood Rd,, NE, Washington, DC 20017

For more information, please contact (202) 529-2188.

CUA Off-Campus Housing List

The Catholic University of America has a map of apartment listings, many of which are near the Pontifical Faculty. These accommodations are available in privately-owned homes, apartments, and rooming houses.

Other Housing Leads

The John Paul II Institute has apartment and housemate listings which can be very helpful. Inquiring students may also find the Facebook group “DC Area Catholics Looking for Roommates” useful.

In addition to these listings, the registrar at registrar@dhs.edu or (202) 495-3836 may be able to assist persons on an individual basis.