2020 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

The PFIC Confers 39 Degrees!

Although it is regrettable that the Coronavirus pandemic required the cancellation of our commencement ceremony scheduled for the evening of May 15th, we are happy to announce that the Pontifical Faculty has conferred the following degrees by the authority of the Holy See and the District of Columbia:

Doctorate in Sacred Theology (Thomistic Studies)*

Matthew DuBroy
Relation and Person:
The Likeness and Unlikeness between the Human and the Divine
Director: Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., S.T.L., D.Phil.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Rev. Br. Justin Bolger, O.P.M
Rev. Patrick Briscoe, O.P.S
Rev. Paul Clarke, O.P.S
Br. Evagrius Hayden, O.S.B.M
Rev. John Paul Kern, O.P.S
Mr. Louis Knuffke^L
Rev. Br. Ephrem Reese, O.P.S
Rev. Antoninus Samy, O.P.S
Rev. Ignatius John Schweitzer, O.P.^M
Rev. John Mark Solitario, O.P.M

Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology

Rev. Br. Isaiah Beiter, O.P.S
Rev. Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez, O.P.S
Rev. Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.S
Rev. Br. Reginald Hofer, O.P.S
Mr. Joseph Piper, S.J.S.S
Mr. John Poodts, S.J.S.M
Rev. Br. Simon Teller, O.P.S
Br. Pachomius Walker, O.P.S
Rev. Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.M

Master of Divinity

Rev. Br. Ambrose Arralde, O.P. S
Rev. Br. Justin Bolger, O.P.M
Rev. Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.M
Rev. Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.S
Mr. Joseph Piper, S.J.S.S
Rev. Br. Ephrem Reese, O.P.M
Rev. Br. David Smith, M.I.C.
Rev. Br. Jonah Teller, O.P.S
Rev. Br. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P.M
Rev. Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.M

Master of Arts (Theology)

Ms. Elly BrownS
Mr. Anthony CannatellaL
Mr. Ryan FranckL
Sr. Theresa Anne Knuth, O.P.†M

Master of Arts (Thomistic Studies)

Sr. Anne Catherine Burleigh, O.P.†M
Sr. Maria Joseph Cabańas-Brown, O.P.^M
Sr. Mary Thomas Huffman, O.P.†M
Sr. Mary Gianna Klein, O.P.†M
Sr. Miriam Kopenhafer, O.P.†M
Sr. Mary Sheila Maksim, O.P.M

Degree conferred on August 23, 2019
^ Degree conferred on December 19, 2019

S – Summa cum laude
M – Magna cum laude

L – Cum laude
* – As a rule, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception does not confer honors on doctorates.

We congratulate our graduates and we look forward to the many ways they will serve the Lord and the Church by bringing the Good News of Salvation to the world!

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