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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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  • 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

Thursday
Jun092016

Fr. White's "The Incarnate Lord" Named Best Theology Book of 2015 by Catholic Press Association

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press and is volume 5 in their Thomistic Ressourcement series.

Friday
May132016

Commencement 2016

On the early evening of Friday, May 13, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A gathering of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends of the graduating class gathered in the chapel to witness the conferral of degrees.

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Wednesday
May112016

2016 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Master of Arts in Thomistic Studies

Sr. Lucia Marie Siemering, O.P. M
graduating in absentia
degree conferred on Aug. 21, 2015

Master of Divinity

Patrick Briscoe, O.P. M
Thomas Davenport, O.P. S
Clement Dickie, O.P. M
John Baptist Hoang, O.P. †
Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P. L
Thaddaeus Lancton, M.I.C. * ‡ S
Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P. M
Athanasius Murphy, O.P. S
Gregory Maria Pine, O.P. S
Dominic Mary Verner, O.P. S
Michael Weibley, O.P. S

*graduating in absentia
†degree conferred on Dec. 22, 2015
‡degree conferred on Jul. 15, 2015

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Bradley Cypher
Thomas Davenport, O.P. S
Luke Hoyt, O.P. M
Humbert Kilanowski, O.P. S
Thaddaeus Lancton, M.I.C. * † S
Edmund McCullough, O.P. L
Isaac Morales, O.P. S
Henry Stephan, O.P. S

*graduating in absentia
†degree conferred on Dec. 22, 2015

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Vincent Ferrer Bagan, O.P. M
Alban Baker, C.R.N.J. S
Charles Shonk, O.P. M
Dominic Mary Verner, O.P. S

Honors
S - Summa cum laude
M - Magna cum laude
L - Cum laude

Friday
Apr292016

2016 Annual Conference for Diocesan Priests

The Thomistic Institute is pleased to offer this fifth annual conference for diocesan priests, August 9-11, 2016, in Baltimore. Guided by the wisdom of the Thomistic tradition, this conference will consist of practical talks and roundtable discussions on issues of immediate relevance to the life of contemporary priests. Led by an impressive cadre of experienced and knowledgeable speakers, and set in a comfortable fraternal atmosphere, with meals together, it will offer ample time for prayer, rest, and recreation.

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Friday
Apr012016

Happiness Without Religion? A Philosophical Debate

The Thomistic Institute and the University of Chicago’s Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Project present Happiness Without Religion? A Philosophical Debate. Participants include Candace Vogler, R.R. Reno, Jennifer A. Frey, and Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

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Friday
Feb262016

Dominican Spring Gala

Thank you for attending the Sixth Annual Dominican Spring Gala. View some photos of the event.

The next Spring Gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

Alumni News

Bishop Christopher Cardone, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘85), of Auki, Solomon Islands, has been appointed by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands. Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal, is the capital of the Solomon Islands. The Archbishop of Honiara is the major prelate for the entire country. Installation is expected to take place in September.

Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P., R.N. (STB ‘04, MDiv ‘04, MA ‘05), will happily return to Wyoming Catholic Catholic this August to serve as a chaplain for this year’s Catholic Outdoor Retreat Expedition. Thanks to Dr. Tom Zimmer, who chairs the Experiential Leadership Program at WCC, Fr. Chris and other key leaders helped develop this expedition during academic year 2014-15. The current program replaced previous instantiations that had existed in collaboration with the National Outdoor Leadership School and later, Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries.

Eliot Milco (MA ’13) wrote an article in First Things responding to a recent video by America editor at large Fr. James Martin, S.J., concerning the response of Catholic Bishops to the recent massacre in Orlando.

Newly-ordained priest Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article on the Jubilee.

On May 7, Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) became the first woman to receive a doctorate of sacred theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. The story was covered by the Chicago Tribune.

Dom Alban Baker, C.R.N.J. (MDiv ‘12, STL ‘16), wrote on “The Remarkable Influence of the Maternal Heart” for Seton Magazine.

Fr. John Vidmar, O.P. (STB ‘78; STL ‘80), spoke on “The Dominicans Come to the United States – but from England?” as part of the Mission of Faith Lecture Series at the Knights of Columbus Museum on May 14.

Fr. Gary Selin (MA ‘99) recently published his first book, Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations. Fr. Selin recently preached at the Annual Parish Retreat of St. John the Beloved, McLean; video of his preaching is available online.

Fr. Jordan Kelly, O.P. (STB ‘59, STL ‘61), will be a keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Women’s Conference in October 2016.

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Monday
Feb012016

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.

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Sunday
Jan032016

Faculty News

Vice President and Academic Dean Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., and Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., commented on the Church’s teaching on just wages in a Catholic News Agency article.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., has been chosen for a two-year term on the board of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Vice President and Academic Dean Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., appeared on EWTN News Nightly clarifying what the Church teaches on gun ownership and use, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and governments.

Fr. Petri will be speaking at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference which takes place in Wichita, Kansas, August 5-7, 2016.

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article on the Jubilee.

The Catholic University of America Press has published Fr. Petri’s Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II’s Anthropology. This book is Volume 7 in the Thomistic Ressourcement series.

Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., delivered the commencement address at Aquinas College in Nashville on May 14.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., answered questions about the Blessed Virgin Mary in an article by Gloria Purvis for the National Black Catholic Conference.

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., will speak about the Angelic Warfare Confraternity during a breakout session of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Courage Conference, to be held on July 21-24 at The Catholic University of America.

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Friday
Jan012016

Ad Limina Apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism

On September 22-25, 2016, the Thomistic Institute and the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary are cosponsoring a conference on Ad Limina Apostolorum, the 1968 Karl Barth theological appraisal of the Second Vatican Council. There he posed acute questions about the theology of the council and its consequences for modern Roman Catholicism, as well as Catholic-Protestant ecumenism.

Speakers include Lewis Ayers, Hans Boersma, John Bowlin, Reinhard Hütter, Matthew Levering, Bruce L. McCormack, Bruce D. Marshall, Francesca Murphy, Richard Schenk, O.P., Kate Sonderegger, Christoph Schwöbel, and Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

The cost of conference is $50.00 and does not include accommodations. Please register if you wish to attend. For more information, includes costs and biographies of the speakers, please visit the event website.