Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Vocations

Admission

Admission to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Admission to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is open to Catholic men who have expressed a desire to lead a life based upon the Rule of Saint Augustine and in accordance with the Constititions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

· Besides the prescriptions of Canons 641-645, all interested applicants to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius must also meet the following criteria:

· A 40-year age limit;
· Successful completion of high school or equivalent;
· Good physical health and well-balanced personality, able to live religious life;
· Unmarried;
· Free from all financial obligations;
· College aptitude.

Before receiving the application materials, all interested applicants generally live with the community for at least a few days to becoming more closely acquainted with the common life in the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and its charism.

An individual applying to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius must do so in writing. After a review of the applicant’s letter of intent, the applicant will receive the Admission Questionnaire and Forms for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. All information submitted is held in the strictest confidence.

Once all forms and requirements are submitted to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, the Superior in consultation with his Council will accept or not accept the applicant. The applicant will receive a letter of acceptance or his non-acceptance from the Superior.

In the case of a Priest or Religious a written application to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is necessary for admission as well as permission from the individual’s Local Ordinary or Religious Superior (in conformity with the Code of Canon Law). It is not the norm, however, to accept vocations to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius from the diocesan priesthood or from other religious orders.

If you are interested in discerning a vocation with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius contact us.

Rev. C. Frank Phillips
Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
825 North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642
USA

(312) 243-7373
(312) 243-4545 – fax