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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.

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
Vocabula Mira
Gregory DiPippo

Vocabula Mira: “Encaeniare”

In the traditional Mass lectionary of the Roman Rite, the Gospel for today is St John 10, 22-38, which begins as follows: “In illo tempore:

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

The Patron Saint of the Internet

The Catholic Church has a patron Saint for almost everything, and in many cases, several for the same thing. One useful website (https://catholicsaints.info/) classifies them

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Archeology
Gregory DiPippo

The Raising of Lazarus

One of the most commonly occurring Biblical stories in early Christian art, most of which is to be found in the ancient cemeteries known as

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

Cicero’s Best Friend Atticus

Today is the anniversary of the death in 32 BC of one Titus Pomponius, who is generally known by the nick-name Atticus. Born in Rome

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Archeology
Gregory DiPippo

Rome Recycled

Two weeks ago, on the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination, we visited the area of the modern Largo Argentina and the ancient Theater of Pompey,

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