Summer 2023

Ludi, First Experience 1997-1998 Please send the ludi for the First Experience of 1997-1998. I need a PDF copy of the set produced by Elizabeth Amato. She had them retyped and formatted for A4 size paper and then bound. I have her revised ludi for the Third and Fourth Experiences of that year and for all the experiences of the previous and subsequent years. I would like to make a complete set from her books. Please send them here.  Write your own memorial dedication to … [Read more...]

Reggie in absentia on his Birthday

Let us remember with gratitude the gift of Reginaldus Foster in our lives, and - Reggie in absentia - let us carry forward in our various ways the mission he inspired within us. Here is my reflection on his passing. I have collected links to Reggie’s works and to writings about him which you can find here. Please send additional links to me by email. On the 82nd anniversary of his birth, the first since his passing, let me give an account of our project Latinitatis … [Read more...]

Send your ludi

Send your ludi to be included in the collection of Reggie's ludi. We are preparing a fitting monument to this career-long work by Reggie in volume 4 of Latinitatis Corpus, "Latin's Body".  Scan your ludi and send them to Daniel McCarthy at this email address.OR send them in the post to one of the address given at the bottom of this page. We shall acknowledge the names of people who donate ludi, so send your ludi, please, and be included among those who have donated. Below is a list … [Read more...]


This week the publisher began filling advance orders and shipping copies of Ossium Carnes Multae to customers. You may receive your copy soon.  O that Reginaldus noster were to hold in his hand a copy for which he spent his life. This volume completes Reggie's doctoral studies at the Salesianum interrupted by a forty-year career as papal Latinist when he developed his own method of teaching the Latin language. Reggie was so delighted to talk about this volume as … [Read more...]

Requiescat in pace Reginaldus

links to obituaries, publications, reviews, blogs, articles by / about Reginald Foster on this web-page. Funeral arrangements: On account of the current restrictions due to the pandemic, the funeral Mass and burial will be held privately, with only the Discalced Carmelite community and family members in attendance. A memorial Mass and celebration of Fr. Reginald’s life is expected to be planned at a later time in the year when friends, colleagues and students are again free to travel and to … [Read more...]


You might phone Reggie during this time of sequestration yet again. From sequestration: I'm fine! From sequestration Reggie says: I am fine!Valutidune optima diurumpor.I am exploding with the best health.Dies huius cito transibunt interclusionis - pereant auctores eius omnes ad unum.The days of this seclusion will pass quickly - …. Google Duo video chat with Reggie You may now contact Reggie in sequestration using Google Duo (link) which works with android phones. FaceTime … [Read more...]

Printing Cicero

Printing Cicero’s letters: On the 81st birthday of Reginaldus Foster this Saturday, 14 November 2020, we are pleased to announce that the Cicero book, begun long ago during this doctoral studies but interrputed by a fruitful career as papal Latinist, will soon go to the printer. We anticipate that Ossium Carnes Multae: The Bones’ Meats Abundant will be available in a couple of months. You may pre-order copies directly from the press. You may write a birthday wish to Reggie or phone him to … [Read more...]

Latin online with Reginald Foster Summer 2020

Dear Latin Lovers, Due to technical and pedagogical difficulties Reginald is unable to continue with the Zoom structure and operation, as you probably noticed this past week and the suffering he was going through.  It was all a tremendous surprise and disappointment for him being used to in-person classes and teaching. The only solution he finds right now is to do the same thing in a similar way using FaceTime, but by individual appointments. He hopes you understand and is willing to teach … [Read more...]

80th Birthday

On his 80th Birthday Reggie speaks to us in Latin about our next volume on the letters of Cicero. You may contact Reggie to wish him a happy birthday on 14 November 2019 either by phone or by sending a letter in the post following the information on this web-page. If you cannot see or play the video, you may view it on our Youtube channel at this link. OSSIUM CARNES MULTAEE MARCI TULLII CICERONIS EPISTULIS The Bones’ Meats Abundantfrom the epistles of Marcus Tullius Cicero This … [Read more...]

Cicero book Coming!

The Cicero book Ossium Carnes Multae: The Bones’ Meats Abundant is scheduled to be published in 2020. Listen to Reggie talk about this first Cicero book and then the audio edition. You can see from the expression on Reggie’s face that this volume is the long awaited work he began when pursuing doctoral studies and it is now finally coming to fruition. Reggie explains how he was a teenager when he discovered the marvel of Cicero’s letters and his initial amazement at these letters has … [Read more...]