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Welcome to the Veterum Sapientia Institute!

Founded in November 2020, this Institute was named after Saint Pope John XXIII’s 1962 Apostolic Constitution,
which defended and promoted the study of Latin in seminaries.

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
Roma Christiana
Gregory DiPippo

The Chains of St Peter

Today is the tradition date of a feast which is called in Latin “Sancti Petri ad Vincula”, translated literally as “(the feast of) St Peter

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Nova Latinitas
Gregory DiPippo

Latin Poems by Pope Leo XIII

Today marks the anniversary of the death of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in 1903. According to an ancient tradition, St Peter had been Pope

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

The Great Fire of Rome

During the night between July 18 and 19 of the year 64 A.D., there broke out the great fire of Rome, which would eventually wipe

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Medioaevalia
Gregory DiPippo

Blessed Hermann of Reichenau

On this day in the year 1013 was born one of the greatest scholars of the Middle Ages, the Benedictine monk now known as the

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