Pope St. John XXIII issued the apostolic constitution Veterum
Sapientia, on the preservation and promotion of Latin

This fall, Juventutem Boston plans to run a Latin class for beginners. The class will be for 18-35 year-olds and will be taught by Tim Lesinski, one of our members, who is a Latin teacher for Newton Public Schools.

We are still trying to work out various details, and to gauge interest. The course fees are projected to be approximately $250 for 13 weekly sessions running from mid-September until mid-December. Fees will include course materials and dinner beforehand (pizza). The course will be taught at the home of one of our members, which is just off of Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale. It will be held on Wednesday evenings, with dinner at 6:30 and the class starting at 7pm. Please let us know if you are interested by emailing us at 

"But amid this variety of languages a primary place must surely be given to that language which had its origins in Latium, and later proved so admirable a means for the spreading of Christianity throughout the West.

And since in God’s special Providence this language united so many nations together under the authority of the Roman Empire — and that for so many centuries — it also became the rightful language of the Apostolic See. Preserved for posterity, it proved to be a bond of unity for the Christian peoples of Europe."

- Pope St. John XXIII, Veterum Sapientia