Villanova Alma Mater in Latin

Try singing this to the familiar tune!

Cum descendunt umbrae noctis
super campum viridem,
Cum nox purpurata lente
venit desuper,
Nos alumni Villanovae
paean canimus
Tibi, cara Alma Mater,
iuventutique.

Villanova, Villanova,
egressuri moenibus
Relinquemus resonantem
in te canticum.
Relinquemus resonantem
nocte canticum,
Caeruli dum recordamur
atque candidi.

Ludo ultimo perfecto,
iam citatis omnibus,
Paedagogo senescente
demum tacito,
Veniemus, Alma Mater,
nostris somniis,
Implorantes Villanovae
dulcem Dominum.

Rev. Karl Gersbach, O.S.A.
© 2000

Quick Facts

Our Scholars

The following individuals are scholars connected with the Institute:

Rudolf Arbesmann, OSA

Arthur J. Ennis, OSA

John Gavigan, OSA

Karl A. Gersbach, OSA

M.B. Hackett, OSA

John Quinn, OSA

Francis Roth, OSA

Joseph C. Schnaubelt, OSA

Damasus Trapp, OSA