The Prayer of

the Canons Regular

of St. John Cantius

Heavenly Father, through the intercession
of St. John of Kenty,
may we the members and the associates of the Canons Regular of
St. John Cantius
increase daily in holiness and strive for the
sanctity of all.
May we become zealous restorers of the Sacred
in your church
and tireless apostles
to the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord and King.



Our Charism:

The Restoration of the Sacred

The mission of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is the Restoration of the Sacred in the Church and in their own lives seeking the sanctification of all. In parish ministry the Canons Regular help Catholics rediscover a profound sense of the sacred through solemn liturgies, devotions, sacred art, sacred music, as well as instruction in Church heritage, catechetics, and Catholic culture.

The Source and Summit

The Mass is the source and summit of our faith and the center of focus for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Drawing from the rich traditions of Catholicism, the Canons offer the treasures of the faith to the people who flock to their pews and confessionals. Through the ebb and flow of the liturgical year with all of its beauty these traditions provide genuine goodness, truth and beauty that is so needed in an oversaturated world.

Our Apostolates

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have expanded into parishes in Volo and Springfield, Illinois and operate a chapel in Lawton Michigan. They actively support the liturgical arts through sacred art guilds and the restoration of art, vestments and architecture. Their active and growing youth activities challenge and ask for more, not less of participants who make up the future of the church.


View a sampling of the apostolates of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius here.