Announcement of the project “Lingua Ecclesiae”

We are happy to announce that the Italian Institute for Classical Studies, in collaboration with the prestigious Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis, is launching Lingua Ecclesiae: the first intensive summer course directed specifically toward Ecclesiastics, and conducted entirely in Latin.

Our students – priests, seminarians, consecrated persons and religious – coming from many Dioceses of the Catholic Church, will gather in Rome from September 3 through 29, 2018. They will be hosted in a religious facility, allowing them to make use of the Latin language as their only language of communication throughout the day for their entire month of stay.

Students will be able to follow courses on the Latin Language, Latinitas liturgica, and Ancient Christian Literature, and will be provided with daily assistance for personal study.
Upon completion of the course, they will have attained the competencies needed to read any text from the tradition of the Church in the original Latin.
Those who pass the final exam will be attributed 28 ECTS credits.