Reminder: don't leave it too late!
Latin is the doorway to a full appreciation of Catholic culture, spirituality, liturgy, history, theology and law. St John Paul II told young people:
Let them realise that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to themselves: ‘It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.’ (Address to the Latinitas Foundation, 27th November 1978)
Don't miss out on the Latin Mass Society's intensive, residential Latin Course, which takes place from Monday to Saturday, 24th to 28th July. Book online here.
Teaching takes place at the Fransiscan Retreat Centre, Pantasph; we have block-booked the convenient and comfortable St Winefride's Guest House in Holywell down the road, run by Bridgettine sisters, for students. Students can also arrange their own accomodation.
We have kept prices down to a minimum: the headline cost, including accomodation, is £340 (+ £80 optional single room supplement).
It is half price for clergy and seminarians, including those about to enter seminary. There is a 10% discount for LMS members: you can join when you book and save money.
The course is taught by Fr John Hunwicke and Fr Richard Bailey, expert and highly experienced priest tutors. There is Mass every day, usually High Mass, with the St Catherine's Trust Summer School, in the Pugin church of St David at Pantasaph.
Priest students can say private Masses before breakfast in the parish church at Holywell next to their accomodation, in the Form of their choice; many over the years have taken part in High Mass at Pantasaph, for example learning how to be deacon or subdeacon.
You won't find a cheaper or more agreeable way to learn the 'Church's language' (as Pope Benedict called it). Read the FIUV Position Paper on Latin in Seminaries here. Book online here.
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