This year is the 60th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's clarion call for the fostering of Latin, Veterum Sapientia. He quoted the words of Pius XI, praising its 'concise, varied and harmonious style, full of majesty and dignity', 'a treasure ... of incomparable worth', holding it up as 'the splendid vesture of her heavenly doctrine and sacred laws'. This language is the Church's own, and it is available to all: even a smattering of Latin will allow you to follow the words of the Latin liturgy, and not a mere translation. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
At the 2010 Summer School the Latin Mass Society organised their first residential Latin Course. This pilot scheme, running alongside the St Catherine’s Trust Summer School, was a great success, and another Latin Course is being organised for July 2012, which will be directed by John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and Br Richard Bailey of the Holy Name, Manchester.
The course is intensive, over six days, with its own accommodation in the St Winifrede’s Guest House in Holywell, which is run by the Bridgettine Sisters. The Latinists will be able to attend the daily Missa Cantata and sung Compline which are part of the Summer School’s timetable.
We have made it as cheap as possible, plus there is a 10% discount for LMS members, and a 50% discount for full-time students, seminarians and priests.
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