VATICAN INSIDER AND FR. REGGIE, A PAPAL LATINIST FOR 40 YEARS
Tune in to “Vatican Insider” this weekend for Part II of my conversation with a man who made some history at the Vatican – Discalced Carmelite Fr. Reginald Foster, the papal Latinist for 40 years! Considered a living legend, he likes to be called Fr. Reggie – or even by his name in Latin, Reginaldus! He worked for 40 years at the Vatican in the Secretariat of State office for Latin translations – from 1969 to 2009 – and for 30 plus years taught Latin at the Jesuit-run Gregorian University in Rome. A prodigious producer and translator of documents for Popes, Father Reggie was known as the Papal Latinist.
By the way, he designed this: https://twitter.com/pontifex_ln?lang=en
So, if you want to learn Latin, go to the papal twitter site in your language, read the last tweet posted and then go to the Latin twitter site for the translation.
Fr. Reggie comes from generations of family plumbers and, now in retirement and even in Rome on occasion, he was always more comfortable wearing the “family uniform” – as you see in the photo!
Now semi-retired, Fr. Reggie lives in his native Milwaukee but still teaches Latin several days a week, and students come from around the world for his summer courses! He converses as easily in Latin as you and I do in our native tongue. Listen carefully for my concluding remarks in Latin during our meeting!
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NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS TO VIE FOR CLERICUS CUP TROPHY
The North American Martyrs, the soccer team of the Pontifical North American College, plays the Pontificio Collegio Urbano for the Clericus Cup soccer trophy on Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 in the morning.
This is the 12th annual edition of the Clericus Cup, started in 2007 by CSI, the Italian Sporting Center. The cup was based on an idea by then Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a huge soccer fan who, when archbishop of Genoa, actually announced matches for local radio.
Seminarians and priests studying in Rome at their national seminaries compete each year in the Clericus Cup.
The Clericus Cup group was greeted by Pope Francis at last Wednesday’s general audience.
Previous wins for the North American Martyrs took place in 2012 against the Gregorian University and 2013 against Mater Ecclesiae. They came in second in 2009 and 2010 and placed 4th in 2008 and 2011.
The Collegio Urbano, which trains missionaries for Africa and Asia, has won 3 of the last 4 trophies.
Here’s the North American Martyrs FB page: