UPDATE 17 Nov:
I’ve received some interesting emails since this discussion about Latin began in these electronic pages.
Thank you for writing such an awesome blog. I am a big fan. In your recent blog about the future of NO/TLM masses you mentioned Latin resources. I can recommend Getting Started with Latin by William E Linney. It is not expensive and he gives you a website to download audio for the lessons. The audio is in classical and/or ecclesiastical. Both are free. Granted it is for home school but, when you start learning Latin at 55, be humble and childlike. The audio really helps. Finally, this is very affordable and I found it on Amazon.
Am a Latin teacher and want to help!
I just read a post regarding the dearth of Latin instruction for priests. I would consider it an honor to teach any priest – gratis.
Please let me know how I can help!!!
I find these messages consoling.
Originally Published on: Nov 16, 2018
This is amusing, in a relevant and hopeful way.
From a reader:
Just an idea, Father. There are many of us homeschooling families that are instructing our children in Latin. We have many great curricula choices at our disposal. Some even offer classes online. Perhaps we can be of service to any priest that would like to learn Latin!
I’m picturing this.
At the same time I am picturing St. Ignatius of Loyola, after his conversion.
He didn’t know Latin. Hence, he couldn’t go on to higher studies, which were, of course, in Latin. So, in Salamanca at the age of 33, he had to sit in Latin class with children.
Ignatius is depicted on the right (where else). He is in a sort of trace, probably induced by he sheer beauty of the time shifts of verbs in past contrary to fact conditions related in indirect discourse.