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.

We offer a range of Latin classes through which you can develop from complete beginner to fluent reader of original texts. You can progress from the beginner class through to the advanced reading classes, or you can join at any point along the way if you already have some background in the language. Classes are one hour a week, so we move at a pace that allows you to learn whilst not interfering with work and / or other study commitments.

We focus on ecclesiastical Latin – the Latin of the liturgy, Jerome’s Bible, scholastic philosophers, papal bulls and canon law – but the course will also set you in good stead if your interest is in classical Latin. Many of the texts we read in the advanced reading classes are from the classical age.

Beginner classes start each September. We also offer occasional classes on various topics, including the popular ‘Latin of the Mass’ class which provides an introduction to the Latin of the Mass for those who may not wish to pursue formal studies in Latin.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email latin@cantius.org

The spring semester begins on January 10, 2021 and ends on June 27, 2021.

For now, all classes will be held virtually. When circumstances permit, we will hold classes in person again.

If you would like to join any class after January 10, please contact the instructor directly.

PAYMENT FOR CLASSES:
You can pay the registration fee through our Give Central page. This is not registration - you still need to contact the instructor.

LATIN I: Beginner Continued
Instructors: Rupert J. Ward and Christopher Jones

Classes start January 10, 2021

This is a continuation of our beginner class that started in September 2020. We will pick up where the classes left off in mid-December 2020. Classes will continue to 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 on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Classes will be held virtually. 

For more information contact Rupert Ward.

The cost is $50.00 for the class. Anyone without a textbook should purchase one online.

Please pay for the class through our Give Central pageNote, however, that payment is not registration. 

To register, you must email latin@cantius.org

LATIN II: Beginner Continued
Instructor: Anthony Chapello

 

Classes start January 10, 2021

This class is 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 pick up where the class left off in mid-December 2020.

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

Classes will be held virtually.

For more information contact Anthony Chapello.


The cost is $50.00 for the class. Anyone without a textbook should purchase one online.

Please pay for the class through our Give Central pageNote, however, that payment is not registration. 

To register please contact Anthony Chapello.

LATIN III: Intermediate - Continued
Instructor: Christopher Jones


Classes start January 10, 2021

For the intermediate student with some prior Latin study. Classes will cover selections from the “Further Readings” chapter of Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin and from Excelability in Advanced Latin by Marian Colakis and Gaylan DuBose. 

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

Classes will be held virtually.

For more information contact Christopher Jones

The cost is $50.00 for the class. Anyone without a textbook should purchase one online.

 

Please pay for the class through our Give Central pageNote, however, that payment is not registration. 

To register please contact Christopher Jones.

LATIN IV: Cicero’s De Senectute
Instructor: Christopher Jones

Classes start January 10, 2021

At age 63, Cicero’s wrote his essay ‘De Senectute’ (“On Old Age”) as a comfort during his temporary retirement from politics.  It has charmed generations ever since and still provides a treasured glimpse into one of Rome’s greatest minds and the culture that shaped it. Our seminar will read from the excellent and well-annotated edition of Charles E Bennett. This is a continuation of the class that began in September 2020 but new students are welcome.

Classes will be held on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Classes will be held virtually.

For more information contact Christopher Jones.

The cost is $50.00 for the class. Anyone without a textbook should purchase one online.

Please pay for the class through our Give Central pageNote, however, that payment is not registration. 

To register please contact Christopher Jones.

Latin Classes at St. John Cantius Church

(312) 243-7373

825 N. Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642

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