The Dominican House of Studies is a community of Dominican friars dedicated to preaching, prayer, and study. We are a community of the Province of St. Joseph in the Order of Preachers dedicated to the theological formation of Dominican friars and the service of the church
in the Archdiocese of Washington.
The Priory of the Immaculate Conception was founded in 1905 as a Dominican Studium. In 1941, the Holy See established the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, which offers classes in theology and philosophy to religious, clerical, and lay students. The Priory of the Immaculate Conception is the home to the Dominican faculty and students of the Pontifical Faculty, serving as a formation community for Dominican candidates for Holy Orders and the Dominican cooperator brotherhood.