Thursday, July 02, 2015

Reminder: LMS intensive Latin Course

Solemn Mass in the Pugin Church of St David at Pantasaph celebrated by Fr Richard Bailey
From Monday 27th July to Saturday 1st August the Latin Mass Society's intensive Latin course will take place in Flintshire, North Wales, easiliy reached by car or train.

The teaching takes place at the Fransiscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph, where there will be sung or (usually) High Mass each day, with the staff and children of the annual Summer School which runs alongside the Latin Course.

The accomodation is down the road in Holywell, at the Brigettine-run St Winifride's Guest House.

Because of the importance of the knowledge of Latin among the clergy, the Latin Mass Society offers a 50% discount for priests, deacons, and seminarians (including those about to join seminary), making it just £170. The full price of £340 is itself the cost price of the course: you won't find another Latin Course as cheap in the UK. (If you make your own accomodation arrangements, we'll charge you a even less.)

Fr John Hunwicke, preaching
The course's tutors are two experienced priestly Latinists: Fr John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate, and Fr Richard Bailey of the Manchester Oratory.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to brush up your Latin! An intensive week's course will give a huge boost to independent study, stand you in good stead in seminary, and give anyone new insights into the liturgy and theology of the Church.

See here for more details and a booking form.

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  1. Seminarians should read Classics before Theology, imho.

    1. Anonymous11:44 pm

      Patrick, Patrick!, my friend: Are you a Ciceronian and not a Christian?

  2. Is the start date in fact the 27th? If so, Rorate Caeli will need to correct their post about it too. Thought I'd better mention it.