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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
Historia
Gregory DiPippo

Latin and Vatican II

Today, the Church marks the 60th anniversary of the official opening of the Second Vatican Council, which was announced by Pope St John XXIII in

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Nova Latinitas
Gregory DiPippo

Pope Leo XIII on the Holy Rosary

In the course of his Papacy, the fourth longest in history, Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), who was a superb Latinist, issued eleven encyclicals on the

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

1582, the Year of 355 Days

The calendar instituted by Julius Caesar in 45 BC was unquestionably an improvement over the very irregular system used by the Romans before him. However,

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Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

“Thou Art A Ciceronian!”

From its very beginning, Christianity had to struggle with the question of what to do with the culture of the pagan world into which it

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

The Death of Pompey the Great

On this day in the year 48 B.C., Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar’s rival, was assassinated, less than two months after he was defeated at

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Roma Christiana
Gregory DiPippo

The First Church in the Roman Forum

September 27th is the traditional date for the feast of Ss Cosmas and Damian, two brothers who were killed in the persecution of Diocletian ca.

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