Academic Programs

Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek Programs for Clergy, Seminarians, Religious, and Laity.

Diplomas in Ecclesiastical Latin

VSI is partnering with the Pontifical Institute of Higher Latin to offer two unique diploma programs tailored for clergy and Latin teachers.
No prior Latin? No problem!

Personal Interest Online Courses

VSI's online courses are open to students that want to study for personal enrichment without committing to a diploma program. Our growing list of faculty from around the world offer courses for all levels and interests.

Latin Immersion Workshops

Have you already studied Latin for a few semesters, but want to make the next step to becoming fluent? Learn Latin the natural way by immersing yourself in the language of the Church for a week.

Kitchen Table Latin (Tutoring)

Are you homeschooling, preparing for an exam, or just want one-on-one instruction? Do you want to study with a qualified, experienced Latinist? What about Greek, Hebrew, etc.? VSI has a tutor for you!

The VSI Advantage

  • Fidelity to the Magisterium
  • Exceptional Faculty
  • Superior Pedagogical Methods

  • Affordability
  • Flexibility
  • Authentic Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek
Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

St John of the Ladder

In the Byzantine Rite, today is the feast of a Saint called John, whose Greek epithet “τῆς Κλίμακος – of the Ladder”) is often improperly

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Gregory DiPippo

The Rule of St Benedict (Part 2)

Another excerpt from the prologue of the Rule of St Benedict, the conclusion of which is particularly suitable for this week, as the Church prepares

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Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

The Death of St Benedict

In the Byzantine tradition, Pope St Gregory I is given the epithet “Διάλογος – the Dialogist.” This comes from a collection of stories of the

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Gregory DiPippo

The Ides of March

March 15th, the Ides of March in the ancient Roman dating system, is of course the single most famous date in ancient Roman history, the

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Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

The Forty Martyrs

In the Eastern churches, among the most famous of the early martyrs is a group of forty soldiers who died for the Faith during the

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