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Keith Massey
Former NSA Agent turned Author/Educator. Wisconsinite in Diaspora. Crossfit/Paleo. Oenophile.
Former NSA Agent turned Author/Educator. Wisconsinite in Diaspora. Crossfit/Paleo. Oenophile.
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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 13, 2017 #2
To visit my archive of Latin Papal Tweets, go to my main page.  May 13, 2017 #2 Here's a literal  translation of the Latin: Fatima is primarily a mantle of Light, which covers us, when we take refuge under the protection of the Virgin Mother, imploring: Sho...

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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 8, 2017
To visit my archive of Latin Papal Tweets, go to my main page.  May 8, 2017 Here's a literal  translation of the Latin: May Jesus, who conquered the darkness of sin and death, give peace to our days. And here 's how the  grammar of this Latin tweet  works: ...

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Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 13, 2017
To visit my archive of Latin Papal Tweets, go to my main page.  May 13 2017 Here's a literal  translation of the Latin: Whenever we catch sight of Mary, we believe again in the renewing power of sweetness and fondness. And here 's how the  grammar of this L...

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How Would You Say "Why Bother?" in Latin?
I am always happy to take requests, and this one comes from a student at NYU, referred to me by one of my former students, one of the best I ever taught. And so, how would you say "Why Bother?" in Latin? Well, before we can translate this, we have to determ...

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What's Afoot in John 13:1-17? Thoughts on the Holy Thursday Foot Washing
What if the Foot Washing Jesus performed in John 13:1-17 was
completely misunderstood by later generations? What if it was actually a commissioning rite for the Apostles
specifically and a lesson for them to perpetuate Apostolic Ministry into the
future? Ba...

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Latin Quotes Worth Knowing About: Lucullus Dines with Lucullus!
This Latin Quote is actually originally from Greek, but it's about a Roman and a Latin translation has been used literarily. Plutarch, writing about the Roman Lucullus , a politician of the Late Republic, reports the following delightful anecdote about this...

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An Andrew Valquist Story: Another Adventure in a Library
In my novel Amor Vincit Omnia , Dr. Andrew Valquist has to shoot his way out of the National Library in Bucharest, Romania after he is sent there to recover a cryptic book written in Latin. Years later, retired from the NSA, he has a different sort of adven...
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