Handing on the Language of the Church
When we teach our children to transcribe Latin texts, we are introducing them to the sacred language of the Church. It is a great privilege to know this immortal language, not only for spiritual, but also for practical reasons. Studying Latin offers immense cognitive benefits: it instills mental discipline and structure; it develops critical thinking skills; and it provides a firm foundation on which to build a great deal of knowledge with many powerful connections.
Although Handing It On is not a Latin language program, it is a fine supplement to a formal study of Latin. With or without a formal study of Latin, writing and singing these prayers and hymns in the language of the Church, brings one into communion with the Catholic Church throughout the world and throughout time!
“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.”
2 Thess. 2:15