Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Latin Lover

I have been a fan of Vatican Radio's "Latin Lover" program for some time. The Latin Lover is Fr. Reginald Foster, O. Carm, a Vatican latinist who is responsible for the translation of countless papal documents into Latin. He works out of the office of the Vatican Secretary of State and also teaches Latin at the Gregorian University.

The Carmelite priest from Wisconsin with a gruff voice and a vast command of Latin is an unlikely priest to be working in the Vatican. He is free of the stiffness and propriety of many Vatican officials and doesn't seem to fit in, yet he does.

It seems I am not the only person to find Fr. Foster interesting. He has been written about in numerous newspapers. Here is one of the articles:
USA Today
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

One of Fr. Foster's students has an excellent website about him.

Listen to the archives of his radio program here

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