Level 4: Sancta Missa (The Holy Mass)

The fourth intermediate level: Sancta Missa, (The Holy Mass) presents a brief examination of the Catholic Mass in illustrated articles and excerpts from the writings of the saints, drawing from the monumental study of the Mass, The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; Dogmatically, Liturgically and Ascetically Explained” by the Rev. Nicholas Gihr. Along with familiar nouns of the first three declensions, the student will learn some fourth and fifth declension nouns. Verbs that use the dative case will be featured as well as the use of appositives in the nominative and accusative case.

In the companion workbook, the student will review the first three declensions of nouns and learn nouns of the fourth and fifth declensions. Declension charts of nouns in all five cases as well as declension of adjective phrases will continue as in Level 3. Nouns in apposition will be studied along with third declension adjectives. The student will also have practice in parsing, a useful method of analyzing components of a Latin sentence.

Sancta Missa, (The Holy Mass) is ideal for all students who have completed Level Three: Christus et Apostoli. Students who have completed Level Four are encouraged to begin study of Henle Latin I.

Please click on individual items for more detailed descriptions of each. See the Scope and Sequence page for grammatical components covered in each level.