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    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
  • Friday-Saturday, October 2-3

    Thomistic Circles

    The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis

  • Friday, October 9

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 12

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, October 16

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Saturday, October 17

    Thomistic Circles

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

    “Faith, Reason, and Reasonable Belief: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Questions”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Saturday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, November 2-6

    Registration for Spring 2016 Classes

  • Friday, November 6

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

  • Saturday, November 7

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Dr. Robert Royal

    “It’s Complicated: Art, The Beautiful and the True Good in Dante’s Purgatorio”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Saturday, November 14

    Thomistic Circles

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

    “Why did God become human? Aquinas on the Incarnation and Atonement”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Wednesday, November 25

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday-Friday, November 26-27

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, November 30 - December 4

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Saturday, December 5

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Rev. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.

    “‘You Spoke in a Vision’ (Ps 89:19): Iconoclasts, Exegetes, and God’s Word as an Image”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Tuesday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 11

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 14

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday-Friday, December 15-18

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 18

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22

    Special Exams Period

  • Tuesday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 4, 2016

    Library and Offices Reopen


The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis

On October 2-3, the Thomistic Institute presents their fall Thomistic Circles, on The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis. This theological symposium is free and open to the public. Speakers include Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Asbury Theological Seminary; Dr. Bruce D. Marshall, Southern Methodist University; Dr. William Wright, Duquesne University; Dr. R. Trent Pomplun, Loyola University Maryland; and Fr. Simon Gaine, O.P., University of Oxford.

The schedule of speakers is:

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Recent Faculty Articles, Publications, and Interviews

Four members of our faculty appeared as media commentators during the recent papal visit to the United States: Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., Fr. Dominic Langevin, O.P., and Dr. Jem Sullivan.

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The Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

The Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society present “The Art of the Beautiful: The Incarnation and its Implications for Art.” Now in its third year, this lecture series will be held at the Catholic Center at New York University. Lectures will be followed by a reception and sung compline. The schedule is:

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Homily for the 2015 Mass of the Holy Spirit

“I love the story of how St. Dominic converted an Albigensian innkeeper…St. Dominic, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, brought forth convincing arguments in defense of the Catholic faith during the course of the conversation. But ultimately, I am sure that what made his preaching effective, what in the end converted the innkeeper, was that St. Dominic made Jesus Christ known to him through his words and his demeanor. The innkeeper encountered Christ that night and experienced in his heart a joy and freedom that was fulfilled in his hearing.”

Click below to read the entire homily by PFIC president, Fr. John A. Langlois, O.P., for the Mass of the Spirit, an annual tradition asking for the Lord’s blessing on the new academic year.

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Thomistic Circles in NYC: The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Thomistic Institute presents a series of Thomistic Circles lectures on The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. These lectures are free and open to the public. the schedule of the lectures is:

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Fr. White to Speak at 2016 Paris Symposium

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will be among the speakers at the inaugural Symposium Thomisticum, to be held at the Center Culturel Irlandais in Paris, France, June 23-25, 2016. The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas and Modern Philosophies.

For more information on the Symposium, including a list of speakers, please visit their website.


Becoming a Better Confessor - A Conference for Priests

The Thomistic Institute recently cosponsored with the Archdiocese of Baltimore the fourth annual Conference for Priests entitled, “Becoming a Better Confessor: Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional”, which took place on July 7-9, 2015 at the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Basilica of the Assumption. Approximately 160 priests attended from all over the United States and Canada. Photos (taken by Olivia Obineme) are available here.

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Commencement 2015

On the early evening of Friday, May 15, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for thirty-one 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 graduates gathered in the chapel to witness the

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2015 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Congratulations to all our graduates! They are:

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The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture

On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, Aquin Hall was filled with people to hear Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., deliver the inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture, sponsored by the Pontifical Faculty and Friends of John Paul II Foundation. The text of Archbishop DiNoia’s lecture is now available.

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Resources for Past Events

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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