Homeschooling Helps for Latin

Learn Latin? Really? If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d someday be doing just that alongside my children — and loving it! — I’d have questioned both your sanity and my own. And yet, here I am, six years into studying a supposedly dead language, and continually finding fabulous ways to bring…

LingQ Reader Updated to 4.0

The excellent foreign-language reading site, LingQ, has released version 4.0 of their interface. Latin is still in beta so some of the features, especially dictionary resources, are still being improved. But it is a helpful tool, especially for expansive reading and increasing your vocabulary. Many books of scripture (Clementine Vulgate) are already loaded into their…

Latin Reading Tool

nodictionaries.com is an excellent tool for reading Latin texts. Paste your text into their window and receive an interlinear version with dictionary root and definitions. Screenshots:

Beginning Monday Compline

We begin now the study of Monday Compline in the Liturgy of the Hours. The full Latin texts for Monday Compline can be found on our Resources page. Already we have studied the Deus, in adiutorium meum intende, and its paired response, Domine, ad adiuvandum me festina, as well as the doxology Gloria Patri, here…

New Latin Breviary Course on Memrise

For your learning and enjoyment, check out our new Latin Breviary course at Memrise.com. You can go directly to the course here or search for “breviary” on their site. It teaches all the vocabulary needed to pray Sunday Night Prayer in Latin. It is a free course consisting of fourteen levels, and lessons can be reviewed either online or on your…

Relative Clause of Characteristic

From the collect of January 7, 2015. Corda nostra, quæsumus, Dómine, tuæ maiestátis splendor illústret, quo per mundi huius ténebras transíre valeámus, et perveniámus ad pátriam claritátis ætérnæ. Per Dóminum. What is interesting about this clause is that valeamus and perveniamus are in the subjunctive. May the splendor of your majesty illumine our hearts, by which splendor we are…