Grades 3+

Latina Christiana I

An Introduction to Christian Latin

Cheryl Lowe

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Sets (Recommended)

Latina Christiana I Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
Latina Christiana I Complete Set
  • Student Book
  • Teacher Manual
  • Pronunciation CD
  • Instructional DVDs
  • Flashcards

Individual Items

Latina Christiana I Lesson Plans
Latina Christiana I Student Book
Latina Christiana I Teacher Manual
Latina Christiana I Pronunciation CD
Certificate for Latin


Latina Christiana I DVDs
Latina Christiana I- Prima Latina Flashcards
Latin Cursive Copybook: Hymns & Prayers
Latina Christiana I and II Grammar Charts
Latina Christiana I Review Worksheets
Latina Christiana I Review Worksheets Key
Ludere Latine I Latin Word Games


Latina Christiana I is, quite simply, the best Latin grammar course available for younger beginning students. Cheryl Lowe’s clear explanations, easy instructions, and step-by-step approach have led thousands of teachers and students to declare, “I love Latin!” With the help of this course, you are sure to love Latin too!

Students who have completed Latina Christiana I  are now ready for the First Form Latin Series. While Memoria Press recommends students move directly from Latina Christiana I to First Form, they may continue their Latin studies with Latina Christiana II.

Latina Christiana was designed as a beginning course for students of all ages. This course was specifically written for the teacher with no background in Latin.

There is an optional history component to Latina Christiana I taken from Chapters 1-13 of Famous Men of Rome (reading selections not included in LCI).  Drill questions are included in Latina Christiana I, and history questions are included in each of the Tests. Learning the history and culture of Rome is often a great motivating factor for students studying the Latin language. Chapters 14-25 of Famous Men of Rome are covered in Latina Christiana II.

Product Details

Student Book (25 lessons + 5 review lessons)

  • A grammar form for each lesson
  • 10 vocabulary words per lesson with corresponding English derivatives
  • Latin sayings that teach Christian or Classical heritage
  • Consistent reviews

Teacher Manual

  • Complete copy of Student Book with overlaid answers
  • Detailed weekly lesson plans
  • Comprehensive teaching instructions
  • Grammar overview
  • Recitation schedule
  • Background information on Latin sayings & Roman history
  • Tests, quizzes, & keys

Pronunciation CD

  • Complete verbal pronunciation for each lesson
  • Prayers & songs [ex. Benedic Domine (Table Blessing), Pater Noster (Lord’s Prayer), Adeste Fideles, Dona Nobis Pacem, etc.]

Instructional DVDs

  • Latina Christiana I: 5 discs, 18 hrs. (35-40 min./lesson)
  • Comprehensive teaching by the Prima Latina author
  • Thorough coverage of each new grammar lesson
  • Recitation and review
  • Vocabulary practice and explanation of derivatives
  • On-screen notes, illustrations, & diagrams
  • Additional examples
  • Self-instructive format
Sample DVD Lesson


Review Worksheets

     These supplemental review worksheets will help your students master the grammar and vocabulary they are learning in Latina Christiana I. Each lesson has 1-2 pages of cumulative review, so your students get weekly reinforcement of review material as well as newly learned concepts.

DVD Slides

Lesson 1     Lesson 2     Lesson 3     Lesson 4     Lesson 5     Lesson 6     Lesson 7     Lesson 8     Lesson 9    
Lesson 10   Lesson 11   Lesson 12  Lesson 13   Lesson 14  Lesson 15   Lesson 16   Lesson 17  Lesson 18   
Lesson 19   Lesson 20   Lesson 21  Lesson 22   Lesson 23  Lesson 24   Lesson 25



"I have found Latina Christiana to be one of the best set of Latin textbooks that I have ever worked with, and the students seem to be doing very well with them. Thanks!"

C.W., Latin Teacher

"My daughter said, 'Mom, this is the first one that makes sense and explains things so you can understand what's going on.'"

D.S., Evanston, IL

The English Grammar Recitation book that goes with the 3rd grade is going to be our lifeline I can tell. It is so simple, clear, yet thorough, I just can't say enough about how that makes me feel! I've always gotten lost in English Grammar, but having Latina Christiana (the instructional DVDs are the best!) alongside English Grammar Recitation brings it all together like never before for me. 



written by Cheryl Lowe
written by Martin Cothran

Knowledge Base

Can I use Classical Pronunciation with Latina Christiana instead of Christian Pronunciation?

Of course! You can choose any pronunciation you like in Latin. If you would like to use Classical Pronunciation, follow this link for our Classical Pronunciation Guide. Just print it out and use it instead of the Christian Pronunciation Guide in the book. (Note: The CD and DVDs use Christian Pronunciation.) The only time pronunciation really counts in Latin is for the songs and prayers. These should always use Christian Pronunciation, or they won't sound right.

I have already started Latina Christiana with my 3rd grader. Should I switch to Prima Latina or stay with Latina Christiana? My student does not have a strong grasp on English Grammar yet.

Prima Latina is designed exactly for your student. It focuses on teaching the arts of speech and grammar basics while introducing some Latin vocabulary, sayings, and prayers (which young students learn easily). Prima Latina will essentially replace your English grammar course. If you are not too far into Latina Christiana and have the time, you will be well served to switch. You can achieve similar results in Latina Christiana by patiently teaching the English grammar. If you use Latina Christiana, you won't expect your student to understand the text's grammar as quickly as he can move through the vocabulary, sayings, and prayers. Just move forward with his memorization and you can fill in his grammar understanding as you cover those concepts. Essentially, you will cover the book once for memorization and basics, then again for grammar and understanding.