Latin Classes

St. John Cantius’ language classes begin again soon. 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.

The classes below begin with the Fall Semester and continue with the Spring Semester.

Fall Semester: Classes start September 15, 2019 and end December 15, 2019

Spring Semester: Classes start January 15, 2020 and end June 15, 2020.

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 (there is no entry directly from the street).

Registration is on the first day of class. If you would like to join the class after September 15, please contact the instructor.

 

LATIN I: Beginner
Instructor: Rupert J. Ward
Classes start September 15

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 Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin.

Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For information call Rupert at (872) 221-2469 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The cost is $50.00 for the class and $30.00 for the textbook.

 

LATIN II: Intermediate
Instructor: Christopher Jones
Classes start September 15

For the beginner with some prior Latin study. Classes will cover conjugation of verbs, declension of nouns/adjectives and an introduction to reading and writing Latin. The textbook is Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. The class will begin with number 11 of the exercises in Unit 14 of the textbook.

Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For information call Mr. Jones at (773) 507-4153 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The cost is $50.00 for the class and $30.00 for the textbook.

 

LATIN III: Reading Medieval Latin
Instructor: Christopher Jones
Classes start September 15

We will be reviewing samples from Latin documents written between 500 and 1500 AD that reflect the state of the church, politics and culture of Western Europe.  The ruined state of the post-Roman world, Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, the Crusades, theological conflicts, and the proto-Renaissance/Reformation will be the main topics reviewed using primary Latin sources.  In addition, we will look at Medieval culture through surviving texts such as Latin hymns, the Carmina Burana, passion plays, the Golden Legend, and the revival of classical Latin Literature by Petrarch and Dante. The textbook is ‘Reading Medieval Latin’
Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For information call Mr. Jones at (773) 507-4153 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The cost is $50.00 for the class and $35.00 for the textbook.