Latin Classes

It is time to register for St. John Cantius’ Spring classes. If you have always wanted a deeper appreciation of our Church’s languages and heritage, now is your chance to begin or to continue your study of the language and history of the Church.

Classes start February 3, 2019 and end April 28, 2019.  There are no classes on April 14 or April 21 All classes meet on Sundays, in the Canonry at 1025 W. Fry St., Chicago, IL. Enter the building from the south door between the Canonry and the Church.

The cost is $50.00  for the class and $50.00 for the textbook.

We offer Latin classes for complete beginners once a year, starting late September.


LATIN I: Beginner (Continued)
Instructor: Rupert J. Ward

For the beginner with no prior Latin study. Classes will cover conjugation of verbs, declension of nouns/adjectives and an introduction to reading and writing Latin. The textbook is Collin’s A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. The class will begin with the drills in Unit 7 of the textbook after a review of Units 1-6.  Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For information call Rupert at (872) 221-2469 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


LATIN II: Intermediate
Instructor: Joseph Latham

For the beginner with some previous Latin study. Classes will cover conjugation of verbs, declension of nouns/adjectives and reading and writing Latin.  The textbook is Collin’s A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. The class will begin with Unit 10 after a review of Units 1- 9.  Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  For information call Mr. Latham at (773) 213-4213 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

LATIN III: Vergil’s Aeneid
Instructor: Christopher Jones

The greatest literary masterpiece of ancient Rome has a genius, charm and pathos that reward careful study. Some knowledge of Latin is required, but the discussion will include sidetracks into Roman culture and the poem’s impact on art, Christian history and the modern world.  The textbook is Vergil’s Aeneid Books I – VI ed. Clyde Pharr. This semester we will be reading selections from Books IV and VI.  This is the second of two semesters but new joiners are very welcome. Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  For more information call Mr. Jones at (773) 507-4153 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

All students for any class or program must register on the first day of class.