In your kindness please pray for the repose of the soul of a priest friend who died one year ago, today, Christmas Day.
Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD, was a famous Latinist. He was a complicated guy and not always easily comprehended… except in his astonishing gifts as a teacher.
I knew Fr. Foster from the mid-80’s. I attended his summer boot-camps. After I transferred to Rome, for many years I kept attending his “experiences” of Latin, at least twice a week.
There are some YouTube videos of him responding to questions, in Latin, of course. He is already rather badly reduced by that time, but you can see something of the power spark that drove him when he was younger and in better health.
And a kinder fellow, when you were in need, you couldn’t find if you tried.
1st year anniversary of his death.
V: Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
R: Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
V: Requiescat in pace.
V: Anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace.