Terriffic News! Card. Cupich approved the Constitutions of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago

Merry Christmas!

This is from the site of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago:

Cardinal Cupich Approves Constitutions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

On December 23rd, the Feast of St. John Cantius, the documents and Constitutions of the first General Chapter of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius were signed and approved by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

At the signing Cardinal Cupich stated “I hope you continue to prosper and grow. I am really pleased to sign this decree accepting the Acts of the General Chapter and updating the Constitution and also the Ratio Formationis that you have for your community.”

These documents update and expand upon the Constitutions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, begun in 1998 and approved by Cardinal Francis George in 2003. The Constitutions guide the community as they live their charism of ‘Restoration of the Sacred’ in service to the Church and the people of God.

Since their founding over 20 years ago, the Canons Regular have grown to 21 members in three houses in the midwest, staffing St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, St. Peter Parish in Volo, and two parishes in the diocese of Springfield, Illinois.

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago stated in 2003, “Here are the beginnings of an order, founded to make available to the people of God, the heritage and gifts of the universal Church in all their forms and all their splendor.”

In October of 2019, Cardinal Blase Cupich, authorized the first General Chapter of the Canons Regular, during which members of the community clarified the charism of Restoration of the Sacred given to them by the Holy Spirit through their founder.

During the grace-filled chapter meeting, significant decisions and modifications were made to increase the vitality of the charism and strengthen the identity of the Canons Regular.

For the first time since the community’s founding in 1998, a Superior General and Council were elected. At the concluding solemn vespers for the Chapter, October 10th, 2019, Fr. Joshua Caswell, SJC was installed as the first elected Superior General.

At the signing of the constitution Cardinal Cupich discussed the importance of offering the ‘life giving’ charism of the Canons Regular with the larger presbyterate and local Church.

Fr. Joshua Caswell, SJC, Superior General of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius closed the event stating “I am very grateful to the Cardinal for his encouragement and support to our community, and for every one of parishioners and benefactors who supported us in so many ways. We couldn’t have done this without you.”

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  1. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Praise God!

  2. monstrance says:

    It seems that once in a while these modernists will throw us rigid ones a bone.
    The Holy Father has done so in the past –
    ie. – letting SSPX priests hear confessions.

  3. grateful says:

    Thank You Jesus!

  4. Felipe says:

    I may be out of the loop, but was there ever an update about Fr Phillips?

  5. Sean says:

    Am I reading this correctly Cardinal Cupich approves SJC restoring the sacred? It must be a Christmas miracle.

  6. HvonBlumenthal says:

    I don’t know much about them and their website isn’t really informative. Can anyone explain?

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  8. Gusty says:

    The Priests of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius are wonderful and TRADITIONAL Priests. They offer a full schedule of Traditional Latin Masses, not exclusively- but the option is there. They clearly respect the Traditions of the Church and thus are usually frowned upon by those who have a more Modernistic view.

    The situation with Cardinal Cupich has a bumpy history. (Father Phillips Founder)

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