VIDEO about legendary Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD

My old Latin mentor, Fr. Reginald Foster, was featured in a spot on CBS:

I first met and studied with Foster in the mid-80s and then spent years in his 5th Level thereafter.

Foster has a book about his method. Not easy reading, but complete.

Ossa Latinitatis Sola ad Mentem Reginaldi Rationemque: The Mere Bones of Latin According to the Thought and System of Reginald by Reginaldus Thomas Foster


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  1. James in Perth says:

    LOL! No doubt we’ve been learning it the wrong way. It indeed should be taught just like living languages are taught using conversation and not rote memorization.

    I noted in the interview that Father Reginald believes in the A-Theory of time. That goes a long way in explaining why he threw out all his photographs and newspaper articles.

  2. Justalurkingfool says:

    Father Foster allowed my son to audit a Latin Class when my son lived in Rome in about 2007. He also was kind enough to give my son a “tour’ of the Vatican during my son’s time in Rome, if my memories are accurate.

    I will text my son to take a gander over here.


  3. padredana says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a free online course for clergy (who didn’t get it in seminary like me) to learn latin according to this method! Who wants to teach it???

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  5. Seppe says:

    Reverendissime Pater, gratias agimus tibi… :)

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