Using Translated Children’s Books

Due to being a Latin student AND a mother, I have begun collecting Latin versions of children's books that were originally written in English. We have the translated editions of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, and Dr. Seuss' The Cat and the Hat (oh it rhymes so gloriously!) thus far,... Continue Reading →

Latin Study Habits Tracker

Are you like me, one of those people who likes to check the box and celebrate when you do your daily tasks? I just love to set goals, plan successes, and track my progress. Today I present to you a free printable study tracker to help keep track of your progress at learning Latin, whichever... Continue Reading →

No Excuses: Learn Latin

They say that you can worship very well at the Latin Mass without knowing a word of Latin, if you reverently pray in your heart as the priest is praying through the words of the Mass. This is true, and it's another reason that the Latin Mass is the best way of worshiping God. But...the... Continue Reading →

Go-To Sources for Catholic Latin Basics

Salve! This post is meant to be a base for finding Catholic Latin essentials. I hope some (or all!) of these links will be helpful to you and your family: Holy Mass Intro to Traditional Latin Mass in comic-book format (Know Your Mass, 1954) https://web.archive.org/web/20141005200830/http://www.ccwatershed.org/blog/2014/apr/9/know-your-mass-demetrius-manousos-1954/ (First link in post is the PDF download for this)... Continue Reading →

“Veterum Sapientia” Action Plan

Does it matter what papal documents said before the Second Vatican Council? I guess it depends on your point of view. In my point of view, yes–they are at least as important today as they were when they were written, and therefore deserve careful reading and implementation. One of them from the mid-20th century is... Continue Reading →

Printable Flash Cards: LNM Lessons 1-10

This post is another excuse to mention and help you all use Fr. William Most's amazing textbook series Latin by the Natural Method. I highly recommend making the lists of vocabulary words in your notebook as he suggests in the Teacher's Guide. I certainly advocate using idea-mapping when studying each lesson. And I also think... Continue Reading →

Latin Conversational Phrases

Ecclesiastical Latin can be used in your daily speech. For centuries upon centuries it was used for conversation, all over Europe! Students at universities used it, besides the clergy and religious. Laypeople knew a lot of Latin, as even popular songs were partly or all in Latin during the Age of Faith. So know that... Continue Reading →

Very Easy Latin Memory Work

Don't groan--this is a highly-powered mega-vitamin for your Latin skills! There is no better way I know to feel like Latin is a spoken language than having a repertoire of pieces in your mind that you can hear with your "mind's ear." You've learned some Latin words with your textbook--very good. But you probably didn't... Continue Reading →

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