Horarium
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information, especially during the days surrounding the March for Life.
  • 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
  • Friday, January 20

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

    Classes Held as Scheduled

    Library and Offices Open

  • Tuesday, January 24, 7 PM

    “The Spirit of the Letter: St. Thomas on Job’s Eschatology”

    Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P. (Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology)

  • Friday, January 27

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Saturday, January 28, 11AM-2PM

    “Why Believe in God?: Arguments for the Existence of God”

    Dr. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)

    “The Light of Faith: Why It’s Not Irrational to Believe”

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

    St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, UVA

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute & St. Thomas Aquinas Parish

  • Monday, January 30, 7 PM

    “Liberty in the Things of God: Christian Origins of Religious Freedom”

    Dr. Robert Louis Wilken (UVA emeritus)

    St. Mary’s Parish, New Haven, Conn.

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute & St. Mary’s Parish

  • Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 PM

    “The Soul of Leisure: St. Thomas on What Leisure Loves”

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. (PFIC)

    Kirby Center of Hillsdale College, D.C.

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute & and the Kirby Center

  • Thursday, February 2, 7 PM

    “Verbum Domini: The Catholic Approach to Scripture”

    Dr. Boyd Taylor Coolman, Boston College

    Emerson 305, Harvard University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute & the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association

  • Thursday, February 9, 7 PM

    “The Challenges of Evolution and the Metaphysics of Creation”

    Dr. William E. Carroll, Oxford University

    Wilson Hall 126, Vanderbilt University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute & University Catholic

  • Saturday, February 18, 12 PM

    “Freedom for Excellence: Virtue and Moral Character According to Aquinas”

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

    Catholic Center at NYU

    Part of the Wisdom of Aquinas series co-sponsored by the Catholic Center at NYU.

  • Friday, February 24

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

  • Wednesday, March 1

    Ash Wednesday

  • Friday, March 3

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday-Friday, March 6-10

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Friday-Saturday, April 7-8

    “Thomism, Post-Liberal Theology, and Postmodernity”

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

  • 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

  • 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

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Friday, May 19

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

Rev. John Baptist Ku, O. P.

Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology

B.S., University of Virginia
M.Div./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.D./Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Biography

Fr. John Baptist Ku was born in Manhattan (1965) and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he worked at AT&T for five years before entering the Dominican Order in 1992.

After serving for three years in St. Pius V Parish in Providence, Rhode Island, he completed his doctoral studies in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and began teaching for the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2009.

Awards

2010 St. Thomas Aquinas Dissertation Prize, awarded by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University.

Select Publications

Review of Emmanuel Durand’s Le Père, Alpha et Omega de la Vie Trinitaire (2008), forthcoming in The Thomist.

“The Name ‘Father’” forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.

“Christ, Lord and Savior” in the Knights of Columbus’ Veritas Series, October 2002.

“Inclusive Language in the New Lectionary” in This Rock Magazine, June 1999.

“The Abolition of ‘Man’” in This Rock Magazine, May 1999.

Translations from French

“The Holy Spirit in the Summa” in The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae, edited by Philip McCosker (Cambridge) and Denys Turner (Yale), publication pending.

“The Trinity” in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas, edited by Brian Davies, publication pending.

“Trinitarian Theology as Spiritual Exercise in Augustine and Aquinas” in Gilles Emery, Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy, Sapentia Press, Naples (Florida), 2007, pp. 33-72.

“A Note on Saint Thomas and the Eastern Fathers” in Gilles Emery, Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy, Sapentia Press, Naples (Florida), 2007, pp. 193-207.

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