Sunday, 20 October 2013

St. John Cantius



Today, in the EF,  is the commemoration on the feast of St. John Cantius, being superseded by the 22nd. Sunday after Pentecost. In my home dioces of Southwark, it is also the commemoration of the Dedication of the Cathedral [of St. George].

From the St. Andrew Daily Missal (1962 Edition):
"St. John Cantius was a Canon and professor of theology at Cracow and later Parish Priest of Ilkusi. He led a life of great humility and wonderful charity. He died on December 24, 1473. In today's Mass the Church extols his love of his neighbour, which has rarely been practised to such a degree. He even gave away his clothes and shoes, letting his cloak trail on the ground as he returned home in order to hide his bare feet. He is honoured as one of the Patrons of Poland."

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy feast, especially any readers in Poland, or of Polish descent, and also to the Parish of St. John Cantius, Chicago, USA, who have done so much to support  the Usus Antiquior liturgy, on the occasion of their patronal feast.


St. John Cantius Church, Chicago

St. John Cantius, pray for us.

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