Latin Classes

Two Ecclesiastical Latin classes will be offered this fall via live online, interactive sessions. The Latin of the 1962 Roman Missal will be taught over ten weeks at two levels: Beginner Level 1 and Level 2.

Dr. Charles Blume, parishioner of Most Precious Blood of Jesus parish in Pittsburgh, will teach these classes on an independent basis beginning the week of Monday, September 14, with specific dates and times TBD. To sign up and for more information contact Dr. Blume at

In addition, three live online Latin classes will be offered remotely this fall at Community College of Allegheny County (non-credit). Dr. Blume will also teach these classes (Levels 1, 2, & 3). The sessions will meet on Monday (level 2), Tuesday (level 1) and Thursday (level 3) at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., in an 8-week term beginning the week of September 14. You are invited to sign up at:

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Welcome Message from Fr. Ananias

Of the many charisms, gifts of the Holy Spirit, associated with living-out of the monastic way of life, more than any other, is expected of those who vow themselves as sons of Benedict is that of Hospitality. With almost “sacramental” reverence, Saint Benedict treats of kindness to pilgrims, strangers, & all who present themselves as godly guests at the monastery’s port. The Patriarch of Western Monasticism exhorts his disciples in the 7th chapter of the Holy Rule to “treat all guests as Christ.”

We’re glad that you have come “a knockin’ at our door.” We hope you’ll always feel welcome here–that you will experience Peace in your visitations. Please don’t be strangers & know that you are always most welcome.


Father Ananias, O.S.B.

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