fbpx
toggle menu

Veterum Sapientia Institute

Offering the Wisdom of the Ancients to Catholic clergy, religious, and laity
via Latin and Greek language instruction.



Triduum Vacation

Salvete amici, We would like to wish you a most blessed Triduum of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please note that the VSI offices will be closed from Holy Thursday through Easter Monday. We will respond to your messages later during Easter week. Thank you for your continued support. May […]









THIS IS WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN

The 1962 Vatican Ordinances accompanying Veterum Sapientia. January 6, 2021. Enjoy this sneak preview of what we’re pretty sure is the first-ever translation — into any language, not just English — of a momentous Latin document published in 1962 and, strangely, nearly impossible to find anywhere outside the printed or online edition of the Acta […]









Finding God in Latin – Article by a Seminarian

VSI was founded with the intent of helping priests, seminarians, and religious to learn to speak Latin and Greek according to the will of the Church. Here is an interesting article by a seminarian on Latin. https://dcpriest.org/news/finding-god-in-latin?fbclid=IwAR193-dzEX8o94TNaCj1x0aklc4oz_MywSWKyWb3VgYgyfbQQ-_UzIIkqWE









Online Courses


View all




Introductory Language Courses

LAT102-O1: Introductory Latin (Omnibus) – 2nd Quarter


45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-June 25)
$300

Dr Nancy Llewellyn

LAT102-O1: Introductory Latin (Omnibus) – 2nd Quarter


Professor: Dr Nancy Llewellyn Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-7:45 PM EST. Language of instructio…
100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
22 Lectures
45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-June 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$300



Clericis

LAT102-C: Introductory Latin (Clericis) – 2nd Quarter


45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Mon. & Wed. (April 12-June 25)
$300

Dr Nancy Llewellyn

LAT102-C: Introductory Latin (Clericis) – 2nd Quarter


Professor: Dr Nancy Llewellyn Students: Clericis Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-7:45 PM EST. Language of instructi…
100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
22 Lectures
45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Mon. & Wed. (April 12-June 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$300



Introductory Language Courses

LAT102-O2: Introductory Latin (Omnibus) – 2nd Quarter


45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-June 25)
$300

Jenni Glaser

LAT102-O2: Introductory Latin (Omnibus) – 2nd Quarter


Professor: Ms. Jenni Glaser Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-7:45 PM EST. Language of instruction:…
100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
22 Lectures
45 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-June 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$300
Featured



Latin

TLL280: Hymns of the Roman Breviary


60 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Wednesdays (April 12 – June 16)
$200

Fr Thomas Buffer

TLL280: Hymns of the Roman Breviary


Fr Thomas Buffer Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT April 14 – June 16, 2021 Language of instruction: English and Latin The goal of the co…
200-level: At least 1-year of formal study of the language of instruction; rusty/basic grammar expected.
10 Lectures
60 min. @ 7 PM EDT – Wednesdays (April 12 – June 16)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$200



Introductory Language Courses

LAT101: Introductory Latin – 1st Quarter


45 min. @ 11 AM EDT – Mon. & Wed. (April 12-June 25)
$300

Roberto Carfagni

LAT101: Introductory Latin – 1st Quarter


Professor: Roberto Carfagni Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11-11:45 PM EDT. Language of instructio…
100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
22 Lectures
45 min. @ 11 AM EDT – Mon. & Wed. (April 12-June 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$300
New



Latin

TPL310: Augustine’s Commentary on the Gospel of John – 2nd Quarter


45 min. @ 9:30 AM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-May 27)
$300

James Walther

TPL310: Augustine’s Commentary on the Gospel of John – 2nd Quarter


Professor: Dr Jonathan Arrington Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 AM EDT April 13, 2021 &…
300-level: Intermediate knowledge of the language of instruction required.
14 Lectures
45 min. @ 9:30 AM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (April 12-May 27)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$300
Featured



Latin

TSL225: Reading and Discussing the Summa Contra Gentiles in Latin


60 min. @ 8 AM EDT – Fridays (April 16-June 18)
$200

Dr Daniel Gallagher

TSL225: Reading and Discussing the Summa Contra Gentiles in Latin


Professor: Dr Daniel Gallagher Students: Omnibus Class day and time: Shorter Format: Fridays, 8-9 AM EDT Languages of instruction: English and Lati…
200-level: At least 1-year of formal study of the language of instruction; rusty/basic grammar expected.
10 Lectures
60 min. @ 8 AM EDT – Fridays (April 16-June 18)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$200
Featured



Latin

TSL301: Divi Thomæ Lectiones


60 min. @ 5:30 PM EDT – Tuesdays (April 12-June 25)
$200

Fr Dylan Schrader

TSL301: Divi Thomæ Lectiones


Divi Thomae Lectiones Scholae: Quaeque schola hora una constat. Feria Tertia, 5:30-6:30pm hora neo-eboracensi (4:30-5:30pm hora chicagoensi) 13 apr…
300-level: Intermediate knowledge of the language of instruction required.
13 Lectures
60 min. @ 5:30 PM EDT – Tuesdays (April 12-June 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$200
100%



Latin

Test


10 min
Free

James Walther

Test


This is only a test.
100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
1 Lectures
10 min

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
Free
80%



Introductory Language Courses

GRE101: Introduction to Spoken Greek – 1st Quarter


45 min. @ 1:45 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (Until March 25)
Free

James Walther

GRE101: Introduction to Spoken Greek – 1st Quarter


100-level: No previous study of the language required; beginners welcome.
5 Lectures
45 min. @ 1:45 PM EDT – Tue. & Thu. (Until March 25)

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
Free
Featured



Omnibus

TPG325: Sayings of the Desert Fathers


10 hours
$200

Dr Alex Petkas

TPG325: Sayings of the Desert Fathers


Professor: Dr Alex Petkas Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Thursdays, 9 – 10 AM EST Language of instruction: Greek and English Course descr…
10 hours

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$200



Jus Canonicum

JCL201: Latin for Canon Law


10 hours
$200

Dr Daniel Gallagher

JCL201: Latin for Canon Law


Professor: Dr Daniel Gallagher Students: Omnibus Class day(s) and time: Wednesdays, 10-11 AM EST Language of instruction: English and Latin Course …
10 hours

Preview this course

Add to Wishlist
$200

Introductory Language Courses


Theologia Liturgica


Theologia Patristica


Theologia Scholastica


Jus Canonicum


Ελληνικά

Course Categories


Course Details

Testimonials and Endorsements


Fr Dylan Schrader, PhD
After a half-dozen experiences at Veterum Sapientia, I cannot praise too highly this program for full Latin immersion. Its clerical focus appeals to precisely an audience still bound by Church law to understand Latin well but who too frequently find that obligation impossible to fulfill. Although I taught Latin for ten years to seminarians, I still had much improvement to make myself, and Veterum Sapientia’s techniques activated my predominantly passive knowledge of the language, while the seminarians who were also able to attend have continued Latin conversation on a daily basis. There are few events outside my abbey I find desirable to attend, but every year I look forward to returning to Charlotte for Veterum Sapientia.

Very Rev. Chrysostom Baer, O.Praem.
After a half-dozen experiences at Veterum Sapientia, I cannot praise too highly this program for full Latin immersion. Its clerical focus appeals to precisely an audience still bound by Church law to understand Latin well but who too frequently find that obligation impossible to fulfill. Although I taught Latin for ten years to seminarians, I still had much improvement to make myself, and Veterum Sapientia’s techniques activated my predominantly passive knowledge of the language, while the seminarians who were also able to attend have continued Latin conversation on a daily basis. There are few events outside my abbey I find desirable to attend, but every year I look forward to returning to Charlotte for Veterum Sapientia.

Abbot Philip Anderson, OSB
The adventure of Western Civilization, especially within our Catholic Christian culture, has ever sought to elaborate the concepts and words capable of expressing the noble aspirations of man in quest of God. The eminent scholars and educators of the Veterum Sapientiæ Institute are here to help a new generation of students enter into this high purpose and fully appreciate its language of wisdom and love through the study of the greatest authors of antiquity. I am sure we will see wonderful things emerge from this new educational enterprise.

Dr Peter A. Kwasniewski
The Veterum Sapientia Institute is exactly the kind of response that John XXIII’s apostolic constitution should have brought forth across the world, in every nation and diocese, when it first appeared and long after. We may gratefully recognize it as one more sign of a gradual reawakening to the value and indeed the indispensable role of tradition, in determined opposed to the dangerous cultural amnesia of recent decades. To be steeped in the mother tongue of the Western Church, or to learn the mother tongue of the Eastern Church, is to enter that much more into possession of the great and timeless sources of our liturgy, our theology, our law, our poetry — in short, our entire heritage. There is no flourishing tree without a mighty root system, and what roots are for trees, ancient languages are for Christianity. We have every reason to believe that the VSI will play its part in the great program to which all Catholics are called to contribute: Instaurare omnia in Christo.

Raymond Leo Cardinal BURKE
In accord with the intention of Pope Saint John XXIII, expressed in his Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia, may the Institute which bears the name of the same Apostolic Constitution be the vehicle by which “the ancient and uninterrupted use of Latin be maintained and, where necessary, restored” (“ut vetus et numquam intermissa linguae Latinae retineatur consuetudo, et, sicubi prope exoleverit, plane redintegretur” [Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Vol. LIV, p. 132]).”



Veterum Sapientia – Latin Immersion for Clerics and Religious

July 25, 2021
Saint Joseph’s College Seminary, Belmont, NC


Ab Initio – Beginner Latin Immersion for Clerics and Religious

July 18, 2021
Saint Joseph’s College Seminary, Belmont, NC


Vinculum – Latin Immersion for the Laity

July 11, 2021
Saint Joseph’s College Seminary, Belmont, NC

In-Person Events


Details

Professors


View all



Dr Alex Petkas

Theologia Patristica



Dr Daniel Gallagher

Theologia Liturgica et Jus Canonicum



Fr Dylan Schrader

Theologia Scholastica



Jenni Glaser

Lingua Latina



Dr John Pepino

Theologia Liturgica



Dr Nancy Llewellyn

Director, Vice-President, Lingua Latina – Co-Founder



Roberto Carfagni

Lingua Latina



Fr Thomas Buffer

Theologia Liturgica



Test Professor

SUBSCRIBE OUR NEWSLETTER

Don’t worry. We won’t spam you or share your email.

Your e-mail address
Please wait…