Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community (CLMC),
Last November you may recall that Fr. Barone and Dr. Nancy Llewellyn held a kick-off event after Latin Mass for their new Latin language institute, Veterum Sapientia Institute.
- New institute created for clergy, laity to learn Latin, Greek: https://catholicnewsherald.com/90-news/local/6503-new-institute-created-for-clergy-laity-to-learn-latin-greek
After its first quarter of classes, Fr. Barone wanted to share an update with some exciting news about the institute. Additionally, they are in need of assistance, particularly with fundraising, and other areas. If you feel called to support the institute, they are also in need of donations for this worthy cause. And of course, praying for that this institute will bear fruit. Below is a message and request from Fr. Barone.
Latin Institute Update and Request for Help
The Veterum Sapientia Institute, founded in Charlotte this past November, is up and running, serving the Church in the promotion of her sacred languages of Latin and Greek. Since November, VSI successfully concluded its first quarter of online classes.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that several traditional communities are utilizing our classes. The spring quarter will begin this week. Registration is still open, including a Latin class for beginners who seek to use learn Latin as language (listening comprehension and speaking). Word about VSI is getting out, too. The Sensus Fidelium podcast interviewed me in January. Articles have also appeared about VSI in Inside the Vatican and the Traditionalist magazines. Lastly, VSI is nearing an agreement with the Pontifical Institute for Higher Latin in Rome to be able to grant diplomas.
As VSI continues to expand, we seek your assistance. In particular, we’re seeking help from those who have experience in fundraising, even if it is merely offering advice. If you have professional experience in other areas that you think would be of help, please let me know. You’re also welcome to “stimulate” the economy via VSI merchandise or donations (a yellow donation button can be found at the bottom of our website). God reward you!
Father Jason Barone
Veterum Sapientia Institute, Inc.