MISSION


To promote the exploration of Catholic thought and the restoration of Christian culture in the spirit of St. Benedict, our patron.

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EVENT CALENDAR


Find out what’s coming up next with the Portsmouth Institute.

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SUMMER CONFERENCE


The Portsmouth Institute’s annual summer conference is New England’s premier Catholic intellectual forum. Hosted each June, the summer conference offers an opportunity for true leisure and an encounter with truth, beauty, and goodness.

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Catholicism and Culture Symposia

The Catholicism and Culture Symposium Series brings the encounters with the Catholic intellectual tradition to major cities across America and abroad. Panels of expert speakers address important issues facing culture from a Catholic perspective in a convivial environment.

Learn more about our 2019-20 Catholicism and Culture Symposia here.

PIETAS


PIETAS Summer Seminar for Catholic Teachers exists to celebrate the Catholic intellectual life so that we teachers may flourish, and as a result, our students may flourish as well. PIETAS will thus strengthen Catholic teaching– and Catholic school identity–through an encounter with the Catholic intellectual tradition. 

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CONVERSATIO


Conversatio is the Portsmouth Institute’s quarterly digest on Catholic thought and culture. Publishing talks from Institute programs and original content, Conversatio is sent free-of-charge in print and digital formats to friends of the Portsmouth Institute.

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OXFORD SUMMER PROGRAMME


The Oxford Summer Programme offers an opportunity for students from Portsmouth Abbey School and Saint Louis Priory School to explore the nature of love, beauty, heroism, and grace through a study of English history, literature, and philosophy.

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CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE LIBERAL ARTS


The Center for Science and the Liberal Arts seeks to supplement the curricula at Portsmouth Abbey and St. Louis Priory Schools by inspiring knowledge of and wonder towards God and the created order. The Center is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Science and the Portsmouth Institute.

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PEOPLE


The Portsmouth Institute is staffed and supported by a group of energetic Catholics who value the intellectual and spiritual life.

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