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.

Latin Immersion Workshops

Learn Latin the natural way by immersing yourself in the language of the Church for a week.

Personal Interest Online Courses

Beginners to advanced students are able to hone their language skills with our variety of Latin and Greek courses online.

Diploma in Ecclesiastical Latin

VSI is partnering with the Pontifical Institute of Higher Latin to offer a unique diploma program.

The VSI Advantage

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

  • Affordability
  • Flexibility
  • Authentic Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek
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Fr Athanasius Kircher

One of the most notable figures of Rome’s intellectual history, Fr Athanasius Kircher, was born on this day in 1602, in a small town in

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Vocabula Mira: “Melos”

The Greek word “melos” underwent an interesting evolution before it entered the Latin language. It originally meant “limb”, although in the earlier writers, it only

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