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Evangelium Domini: Translating Passages from the Latin Gospels
Live course taught by Debbie Gaudino for Summer 2024 High School Latin

Would you like to use your Latin translation skills to better understand the Gospels? Join us as we translate passages from St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate into our own language. You will learn to sharpen your translation skills, build a Latin vocabulary that will help you understand the Gospels, review Latin grammar rules, and gain a deeper connection to the Word of God through the language of the Catholic Church.

In this course, students will translate Gospel passages and related texts in Sacred Scripture from the Latin Vulgate into English. Each class will touch upon the context of the passage in the Gospel, introduce the key vocabulary and grammar in the passage, and review skills needed to translate Latin texts.

This class provides an excellent introduction to the Latin used in the Scriptures and can help students retain and improve their Latin grammar, vocabulary and translation skills over the summer.

Instructor Bio: Debbie Gaudino, MA

Total classes


Class dates

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 2024

Starting time

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)


55 minutes


 Students must have completed any one of the following Homeschool Connections classes or an equivalent to be approved by the instructor:

·         Henle Latin First Year

·         Wheelock Latin First Year

·         Ecce Romani Second Year

Suggested grade level

9th-12th grade

Suggested credit

½ semester Theology or language elective


Course outline:

Day 1: In Principio (The Prologue to John’s Gospel – John 1: 1-14)

Day 2: Annunciation; the Magnificat and Mary at the Foot of the Cross (Luke 1:26-38; 46-49 and John 19: 25-27)

Day 3: The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22: 36-40) and other Sayings of Jesus

Day 4: The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5)

Day 5: The Bread of Life Discourse (John 6: 31-70) and The Institution of the Eucharist (Mark 14:22-24)

Day 6: Crucifixion (Luke 23), Easter (John 20: 18-23) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20)


  • Course materials: Materials will be provided by the instructor.


Homework: After each class, students will work on an open-book assignment designed to review and reinforce the Latin vocabulary and grammar learned through the translations covered in class. A Discussion Forum will be available where students can collaborate and ask questions.


For all 6 classes: $87 if you register on or before April 15; $107 if you register after April 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course name
Evangelium Domini: Translating Passages from the Latin Gospels
Debbie Gaudino
Sharon Szafasz
Summer 2024
Foreign Language ➤ Latin
Grade level
High School
Course type
Seats available
25 seats available
Seats remaining
11 seats remaining
Start time
June 17th, 2024 at 11:30 AM ET
End time
June 26th, 2024 at 12:30 PM ET
Access start time
June 3rd, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET
Access end time
December 26th, 2024 at 8:59 AM ET
Enrollment availability start time
January 23rd, 2024 at 9:00 AM ET
Early enrollment discount ended
April 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Late enrollment penalty start time
June 11th, 2024 at 12:00 AM ET
Enrollment availability end time
June 17th, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET
Relative due dates
Relative due dates are disabled for this course.

Debbie Gaudino is a veteran homeschool Mom. She has taught Latin and Theology at Homeschool Connections for the past three years. She serves her local parish as a Catechist and Spiritual Director and has been a featured speaker at Catholic Women's conferences and retreats for over a decade.

Debbie earned her BA from Fordham University in Soviet Studies and her MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for helping other homeschool families.

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Click here to find more info about Mrs. Gaudino!

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Sharon Szafasz

Sharon was born and raised in the Midwest. In 2017 Sharon and her family moved to sunny Arizona. She enjoys the warmer weather, mountains, and the beauty of the west. She enjoys visiting National parks, hiking, getting together with friends, and spending time with her family.  She and her husband homeschooled their children. Sharon enjoys being a class monitor for Homeschool Connections. "Every day is a new experience and a chance to learn something new! I love our Catholic faith and feel so blessed to be able to begin each class with prayer, and with faith-filled teachers and students."

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