Summer Latin Retreat with Dr. David C. Noe
June 20-24, 2022

Join me for 5 days of intense Latin study in idyllic rural Michigan…

5 days, 5 prose authors

 • Monday – Cicero

Tuesday – Augustine of Hippo

• Wednesday – Thomas Aquinas

• Thursday – Erasmus of Rotterdam

• Friday – John Calvin

If you’re looking for a way to improve your knowledge and enjoyment – dramatically – this summer with nine other like-minded students and a sympathetic, experienced guide, then join us June 20-24 in Hastings, Mi at Quilted Crossings for five days of Latin reading, composition, and conversation. There won’t be any quilting (unless you bring your own), but there will be much study, good food, and good conversation. Enjoy comfortable shared accommodations, three home-cooked meals per day, and extensive, high-quality beverages and snacks. In addition to 6+ hours of instruction and study per day, we will enjoy evenings around the firepit, games, walks together, and much more.

What does this experience include?


Full accommmodations. Rooms are shared (same gender). Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from site.


3 meals per day, M-F, and evening snacks, beverages, etc.


All study materials for each of the five authors and access to various study guides and materials prepared by Dr. Noe.


6+ hours per day of instruction, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.


Preliminary and summative exams (ad libitum) to gauge your progress.


The opportunity to form lasting, literary friendships with colleagues who love the Latin language (and some fabulous, to be determined, themed SWAG).

For whom is this opportunity designed?

Those 18 years and over with significant Latin experience and intermediate to advanced knowledge of forms, endings, syntax, etc. Each applicant will complete a proficiency exam to determine their suitability for the event. The Colloquium should prove especially useful for:

  • Latin Teachers at primary and secondary schools and elsewhere

  • Graduate school candidates who need to demonstrate Latin proficiency

  • Pastors and seminarians who want to become conversant with the Latin philosophical and theological tradition

  • Retirees who want to gain confidence for private study

  • All devoted lovers of the language who are looking for an opportunity to build literary friendships and strengthen their knowledge

What does this all-inclusive week cost? – $599

NB: Unless current public health circumstances change dramatically, we respectfully ask all participants to provide proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of arrival. Rooms will be sanitized prior to arrival, and all reasonable precautions will be taken. Organizers are not responsible for health of participants, and a full refund will be provided if the Colloquium is cancelled. No refunds for withdrawal. 

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