Friday, March 19, 2021

LMS Residential Latin and Greek Course, August: booking open

Book now for a week's intensive Latin, aimed at the Latin of the Church's ancient liturgy, or - new for this year - the Greek of the New Testament.

Dates: Monday 16th August - Saturday 21st August

Place: Savio House, a Catholic Retreat Centre run by the Salesians.

Ingersley Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5RW (link to map)

Tutors: in Latin, Fr John Hunwicke and Fr Richard Bailey (Cong. Orat.)

In Greek, Mathew Spencer.

Savio House is an attractive 18th century house with lovely grounds on the edge of the Peak District. The accommodation is fairly basic but you can stay nearby if you prefer. 

There will be the Traditional Mass every day. 

Priests and seminarians get a 50% discount in the Latin course, and it is very good value for everyone.

Latin will be for beginners and 'intermediate' students; Greek is also pitched at an early stage, though there is an online course offered by Matthew Spencer for those who need a run-up.

You can get up there by car or train; the course will be unthreatening for beginners and your toil will be relived by the countryside, the company, and the Holy Mass.

Priests attending will of course be able to celebrate Mass in whatever Rite they prefer. Savio House has a chapel and we'll work out how to accommodate everyone.

Our courses have had excellent feedback over the years, and having lost a year to COVID don't miss this opportunity to polish up your Latin or New Testament Greek!

Fr Hunwicke with students at the Latin Course in a previous venue.

Hear some testimonials!

'I cannot thank you enough for organising this course.'

'I greatly enjoyed the course, in particular the inspirational teaching of Fr John with his deep understanding of Latin, Greek and the long history of the Roman Rite. I found the level challenging, but not overwhelming—just right for me.'

'I’ve been twice to the course now and enjoyed it, I convinced another seminarian to join me this year. I will probably come back next year…'

'Covering an ambitious syllabus did satisfy me, because by the end I did at least have a clear idea of what it is I need to learn; and of course during the week I did actually learn/relearn a great deal of basic grammar and vocabulary.'

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