Summer Latin School


Latinitatis Corpus - Reginald Foster

Summer Latin Institute

In Summer 2022 the eleventh Academia Latinitatis Aestiva will cover five different experiences over two weeks. Please note: Students may choose either the first or both weeks of beginners or intermediate courses, but not the second week only

Tutors for Summer Latin Institute (Schola latinitatis aestiva):

Daniel Vowles, Lecturer in Latin, Benedictine Study and Arts Centre.

Laura Pooley

      Daniel Vowles

Jonathan Day

      Lydia Roberts

Latin Language Courses (Undergraduate/Graduate Studies)

Beginners – times of verbs in the indicative mood, the functions of nouns and adjectives
Intermediate – forms and functions of verbs in the subjunctive mood, participles, ablatives absolute
Advanced – indirect speech, temporal and causal clauses

Latin for Liturgists (Masters’ Level)

Proficient Latin for Liturgists (L711) (same course as Advanced)

Required Books

♦ SIMPSON, D.P. Cassell’s latin Dictionary, Macmillan, New York 1959 or equivalent, including a small English to Latin section. A pocket dictionary is not sufficient.

We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD directly from his book Ossa Latinitatis Sola. This is also reflected in the new series by Laura Pooley, Ossa Ostensa: Book 1

♦ FOSTER, R.T., – D.P. MCCARTHY, Ossa Latinitatis Sola ad mentem Reginaldi rationemqueThe Mere Bones of Latin according to the thought and system of Reginald, (Latinitatis Corpus 1), Catholic University of America Press, Washington DC 2016. Available from the publisher or from or from

♦ POOLEY, L., Ossa Ostensa: A proven system for demystifying Latin, Book 1, (Latinitatis Corpus 1), Catholic University of America Press, Washington DC 2021. Available in print or electronic version from the publisher or from or from

(Accommodation may be available at Ealing Abbey House for Guests or nearby.)

For further information re any of afore-mentioned courses please call:

Tel: +44 (0)208 194 2320   or   E-mail:  clare AT benedictine-institute DOT org