Veterum Sapientia Institute – old

Welcome to the homepage of the Veterum Sapientia Institute (VSI). This Institute was named after Pope John XXIII’s 1962 Apostolic Constitution, which defended and promoted the study of Latin in seminaries, and comes as the natural fruit of the eight annual conferences hosted in the Charlotte area.

To receive a robust formation in Latin should not be limited to a lucky few. In fact, the Church still does expect from her priests fluency in her official language. The goal of VSI is to provide such Latin and Greek studies via online classes and in-person intensive programs to any priest, seminarian, or religious in the world. We also hope to respond to the needs of the lay faithful, such as homeschool families and Latin Mass attendees.

Our first classes will begin in this upcoming January and registration is already open. We have the grace to begin this initiative with a distinguished list of professors in Latin and Greek. In addition, we have received a first tentative agreement for accreditation from one of the Roman Pontifical Universities.


Spring 2021 courses begin starting from Monday, April 12th, and end by Friday, June 25th.

Clericis: open only to priests, deacons, seminarians, male and female religious
Omnibus: open to laity as well as clerics, seminarians, and religious

Introductory Language Courses

LAT100: Introduction to Spoken Latin for Beginners (Clericis) — Dr Nancy Llewellyn
Longer Format: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-7:45 PM EST.

LAT101: Introduction to Spoken Latin for Beginners (Omnibus) — Dr Nancy Llewellyn
Longer Format: Enrollment closed.

LAT102: Introduction to Spoken Latin for Beginners (Omnibus) — Jenni Glaser
Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-7:45 PM EST.

GRE100: Introduction to Spoken Greek for Beginners (Omnibus)— Dr Jonathan Arrington
Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:45-2:30 PM EST.

Liturgical Theology

LTL125: Ordo of the Missal: Ordinary & Extraordinary Form (Clericis) — Fr Jason Barone
Enrollment closed.

LTL175: Divinum Officium: Breviary of Extraordinary Form (Omnibus) — Dr Daniel Gallagher
Tuesdays, 8-9 PM EST

LTL200: Orations of the Missal (Omnibus) — Dr. John Pepino
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM EST

Patristic Theology

PTL200: Augustine’s Commentary on the Gospel of John (Omnibus) — Dr Jonathan Arrington
Longer Format: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 AM EST

PTG300: Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Omnibus) — Dr Alex Petkas
Thursdays, 9-10 AM EST

Scholastic Theology

SCL150: Summa Contra Gentiles of Thomas Aquinas (Omnibus) — Dr Daniel Gallagher
Enrollment closed.

SCL200: Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas (Omnibus) — Fr Dylan Schrader
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM EST

Canon Law

JCL100: Latin of Canon Law (Omnibus) — Dr Daniel Gallagher
Wednesdays, 10-11 AM EST

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