Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Got Latin?

Just wanted to draw attention to the new section in my sidebar featuring links to good Latin resources. The first two added tonite are among my favorites.

The first one, Thesaurus Precum Latinarum is one of the most extensive collections of Catholic Prayers in Latin. I have not been able to determine if this site is authentic Catholic, or from a schismatic sect. If someone knows one way or the other for certain, please contact me at my email (see profile) or leave a comment.

The second link, is from the Latin Mass Society in England-Wales. They offer a free online Latin course - Simiplicissimus and I have found it the most simple to learn as any I've reviewed thus far. It is ecclesiastical Latin, and uses words commonly found in the Liturgy to teach.


Diane said...

If you venture out to review either of these sites, consider coming back to this post and leaving your feedback for others. Thanks!

IA_ said...

I have actually communicated with the creator of Thesaurus Precum Latinarum by email. He lives in my hometown and reccomended some parishes that celelbrated the Novus Ordo in Latin and the had an indult for the Tridentine. He seemed like a really cool guy. He learned Latin himself in part by praying the Liturgy of the Hours, or Liturgia Horarum.

Diane said...

Thanks for your feedback! I had a pretty good notion that the site was on the up and up.

Kevin said...

I use the site regularly myself and never considered that it might not be Catholic. Thanks. Una voce.

Chris from St. Mary's said...


There's a link on that site that might be helpful to you -- a link to a good order -- Society of St. John Cantius, which is in Chicago at St. John Cantius Parish. Fr. Perrone should know about it and vouch for it.