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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
Archeology
Gregory DiPippo

The Emptying of the Catacombs

Today is the feast day of Ss Primus and Felician, who were martyred for the Faith around the year 297. Their traditional story is not

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Latin
Gregory DiPippo

What is a Plinian Signature?

Earlier this week, we saw the signature which Michelangelo added to his famous sculpture of the Pietà in St Peter’s Basilica, “Michael Angelus Bonarotus Florentinus

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Historia
Gregory DiPippo

The Vandal Sack of Rome

When historians of antiquity speak of “the Sack of Rome”, they generally mean the sack perpetrated by the Goths in A.D. 410. This event was

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