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

About the Library

The Dominican Theological Library (DTL) began as the faculty library of the Dominican House of Studies at Somerset, Ohio, in 1834. It was moved to Washington, D.C., with the establishment of the current House of Studies in 1905. Our faculty became a Pontifical Faculty of Theology in 1941, and is also civilly accredited. A new wing for the Faculty and Library was dedicated in 2009.   The DTL holds approximately 60,000 volumes in its circulating collection, as well as some 2,700 titles in its specialized Reference, Dominican and Rare Books collections. We also receive many scholarly journals.   The DTL is a member of the Washington Theological Consortium and of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN).

Today many libraries are better described as information centers or media centers. While the DTL employs some new information technologies and new media, it remains, above all, a traditional library: a place for books and for the rigorous acquisition of learning. All our collections, services, and facilities are meant to foster serious and recollected study in the service of the Gospel.

About the Collections

The Dominican Theological Library houses an extensive collection of theological and philosophical works. Shaped by its Dominican identity, the collection is especially strong in the scholastic tradition, particularly in the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas and his commentators. The Library possesses nearly all of Aquinas’ published works, including the critical editions distributed by the Leonine Commission. Many valuable Thomistic commentaries, such as those of Cajetan, are also available within the Library.

The Library subscribes to two hundred current periodicals and journals, covering topics in theology, philosophy, literature, and history. Back issues from over four hundred journals are available, either as bound volumes or on microform. The Library also owns rare books, incunabula, and manuscripts.

The Dominican Theological Library is continually expanding its collection to provide its Dominican residents and the students of the PFIC with the wide variety of resources necessary for their research.

Highlights from the Dominican Theological Library Collections

Periodically the library creates a new mini exhibition showcasing various books centered around a specific theme. The exhibit can be found in the display cases on the main floor, to the right of the recent periodicals.