Monday, 17 May 2010

An honorary doctorate from Notre Dame


Rev. Reginald Foster (doctor of laws) – A native of Milwaukee, and a Catholic Carmelite priest, Father Foster is among the world’s foremost authorities on the Latin language. Nicknamed “the Pope’s Latinist,” he has worked for nearly half a century in the “Latin Letters” section of the Vatican Secretariat of State, translating a wide variety of church documents into Latin from various other languages. In 2006, he founded the “Academia Romae Latinitatis,” a free Latin academy for any English speakers interested in learning or improving their skills in Latin. A master Latinist devoted to the survival of the language and famous for his strict but colorful and gruffly affectionate teaching style, he has attracted a large international following of religious and lay people.

Ad multos annos to my beloved Latin professor!

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