On Friday, October 24th, and Saturday, October 25th, necessary and urgent work on a valve on the main water line into the campus will occur. Since for the majority of the day neither the Academic Center nor the Priory will have running water, the PFIC and the Dominican Theological Library will be closed. All classes are canceled on Friday, October 24th. Due dates for library books will be extended because of the closure.
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies will host its annual Vigil of All Saints, on All Hallow’s Eve, Friday, October 31st.
Held in the Main Chapel of the Dominican House of Studies, the Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. and consists of readings from the saints, the Office of Compline (sung Night Prayer), a procession to the House Reliquary, and a chanted Litany of the Saints. Confessions will be available throughout the evening and a reception will follow.
Click here to see EWTN News Nightly’s story on last year’s Vigil, broadcast November 6, 2013.
Please note that due to the popularity of this event, guests should plan to arrive early if they desire a seat.
The Thomistic Institute presents Therapy of the Soul: Living the Virtues in a Culture of Addiction. This event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Catholic Center at NYU, in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Speakers include Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P., Preacher of
The monthly, Saturday-night series will take place at the Catholic Center at NYU, in New York City’s Greenwich Village, and features six eminent scholars and theologians, addressing the theme “Redeeming Culture in Christ.” Each lecture will be followed by a reception and sung Compline.
On September 23, 2014, Pope Francis appointed PFIC adjunct faculty member Rev. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., to the International Theological Commission. Originally formed in 1969, this commission is a permanent body in the service of the universal Church that consists of 30 theologians from around the world, each of whom serves sequential terms of five years. The secretary of the Commission is the prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The International Theological Commission is asked to prepare studies of important and difficult
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception has introduced a new Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Thomistic Studies. The M.A. in Thomistic Studies specializes in the study of the theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas. This 36 credit-hour program is offered exclusively during the summer. The degree can be acquired over the course of four consecutive summers, with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defense. Students take two three-week courses every summer for four credits each.
Students receive an intensive formation in Aquinas’s texts and ideas, with
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is pleased to announce the reinstitution of its doctoral program. The PFIC now offers a terminal degree in theology, the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), whose candidates pursue course work and research in Thomistic studies.