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
Gregory DiPippo

The Name of Caesar

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Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

A Miracle of St Benedict

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Nova Latinitas
Gregory DiPippo

A Hymn for Ss Cyril and Methodius

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Gregory DiPippo

Semo Sancus, the God of Oaths

Yesterday, we mentioned the god Semo Sancus in connection with the legend of Simon Magus, since St Justin Martyr mistook a statue of the former

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Church Fathers
Gregory DiPippo

The Legend of Simon Magus in Rome

In the 8th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, the deacon Philip goes to Samaria to preach the Gospel, and encounters a “magician” called

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