Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Veterum Sapientia Latin Conference in DC, July 31 - Aug. 6

Veterum Sapientia is proud to announce its Fourth Annual Latin Conference for priests, deacons, religious (male and female), and seminarians, hosted this year at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. from July 31 to August 6.

The program is called Veterum Sapientia after the Apostolic Constitution which Saint John XXIII signed at the high altar of St. Peter’s (Feb. 22, 1962), defending and promoting the study of Latin by seminarians.

Veterum Sapientia is intended for intermediate to advanced students of Latin, the minimum being two semesters of seminary Latin. It will also be conducted entirely in Latin. While this seems daunting, the response of participants has been overwhelming positive. Through activities, conversation, and games the full-immersion experience helps participants transition from a passive knowledge of Latin to an active command, helping one to enter into the language more completely. For priests, that means entering more deeply into Latin prayers, sacraments, and ecclesial texts, helping us “sentire cum Ecclesia.” We also use our more active command of the language to investigate the full breadth of ecclesiastical latinity: scriptural, patristic, scholastic, renaissance, liturgical, and curial.

For more information, including video testimonials and interviews about the program, as well as registration, please visit the website:

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