Fr. Most’s Thoughts on Teaching Latin

"Most Latin teachers will readily admit that Latin is not taught with very great success today. Even after as much as eight years of Latin, students often find it quite an effort to translate fifty lines of Cicero in an hour and even then, they will not always get the sense."

Hear the New Testament in Latin

An equation for today: Something you don't really know + something you know well = quicker, pleasanter learning. I'm really hoping you know the New Testament, or at least the Gospels, very very well: if so, your Latin studies will get a boost from today's profiled resource: audio recordings of the Neo-Vulgate New Testament. Almost... Continue Reading →

Dictionaries for Church Latinists

No matter how good the glossary is in the back of your Latin textbook, it can only take you so far. Everybody needs a Latin dictionary, and if your particular interest is Church Latin, you need a specialized Latin dictionary. Here are some suggestions: Print Dictionaries A Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin by Fr. Leo F.... Continue Reading →

Give a Little Latin

Latin is useful. You can use it to make a gift for your Aunt. Qui me amat, amet et canem meam. --St. Bernard of Clairvaux Real medieval Latin here. I'll leave it up to your Latin skills (or maybe search engine skills) to provide the translation. It's mid-November, and definitely time to start work on... Continue Reading →

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