Language

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Reginaldus Foster, O.C.D.

“Study for interest” – in studying the Latin language we encounter people who have used this beautiful language to communicate thoughts from the level of the supreme to the banal. I have the privilege of studying The Latin Language with Fr Reginaldus Foster, O.C.D. in Rome and, with Fr Daniel McCarthy, O.S.B., of staying in touch with him and his work, I continue in my endeavour to teach Latin in London and Rome in fidelity to Fr Reginaldus’ method and that of his schola latinitatis in Milwaukee, WI.

“Study Latin for interest” pages help students encounters Latin authors from different periods over 2500 years. Students can see the different rhetorical and grammatical styles, the creation of new vocabulary, for example for Christian theological expression and scientific discussion and the communication of sublime ideas which have contributed to Western civilisation.

The Latin language invites us to encounter real people and real situations.

Greek in its classical, New Testament and Liturgical forms invites us to encounter people and ideas in the Byzantine world of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire

Syriac is another language that allows us to participate in a Near Eastern world of meaning that was the womb of Asian Christianity

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