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On speaking Latin Reggie Foster is masterful

FosterA cultured person, that is, a person who considers himself a sophisticated person, is one who has some –if not a lot of– knowledge of the Latin language and culture. This is especially true for Western peoples (those of us who live in North & South America, Western Europe).

Benedictine Father Daniel McCarthy, a monk of St Benedict’s Abbey though working in England, is a former student of Father Reggie Foster, OCD, is now promoting the work of learning the language and culture. Father Reggie is likely the world’s foremost expert on Latin and culture.

Dom Daniel has excelled in learning Latin in an era that is quickly rejecting its heritage and is doing what he can to expand our cultural horizons. In short: learn Latin (whatever age you happen to be).

There is a Latin summer school in Milwaukee. More info here at this link.

Read Dom Daniel’s blog post, “Speaking Latin –Understanding the Latin Language.”

Jesuit spies!!!???

Jesuit spies

A new year, a new soul

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”

– G.K. Chesterton

Happy Thanksgiving

Iron Men for the Farm Philip Rose

America’s longest-married couple!

The Betars 81 years marriedJohn and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932. Monday marks their 81st anniversary.

John is 102 and Ann is 98. They raised 5 children, the eldest is a daughter who’s 80 and are predeceased by a daughter and son who died from cancer. The Betars have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

They left a close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to marry; they’re now living in Fairfield.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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