94174 Latin Language of the Prefaces


94174 Latin language and Structure of Selected Prefaces of the Roman Missal

1+2    Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50
3+4    Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50
5+6    Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50
7+8    Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50
9+10  Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50
11+12 Saturday xx October:            10.15 – 11.50

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94174 Latin – shall we have a celebratory meal at the course conclusion?

We study the Latin texts of the prefaces with the method of
Fr Reginald Foster OCD, 40 years Papal Latinist.

We approach the text in a logical way, beginning
by reading the text together, identifying all the verbal forms,
and marking the principal and dependent clauses.

Once we have a clear understanding of the Latin text we use
the method of interpretation developed by Prof Renato de Zan
and taught at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy.

At the end of each class each student renders the preface
accurately into their mother tongue

One resource available are the commentaries and new English renderings of the prefaces of selected Sundays and feast days written by Daniel McCarthy in collaboration with Reginald Foster and James Leachman published in the weekly column “Listen to the Word”, The Tablet (20 November 2010 – 26 November 2011).

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