The Path into a Vocation

Discernment


A young man interested in exploring a vocation with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will visit the community for at least a few days to become acquainted with the common life and charism of the Canons Regular. Rather than attend a ‘vocational retreat’, visitors will participate in the Restoration of the Sacred by praying and working with the community within the normal daily schedule. Visitors will meet with the Superior to ask questions and learn more about the community, its formation, charism and apostolates.





Admission


All interested applicants must meet the following criteria: - Must be between 18 and 40 years old. - Have completed high school or equivalent. - Be in good physical health and have a balanced personality, capable of living a communal life. - Not be in a valid marriage recognized by the Church. - Be free of financial obligations. - Have an aptitude for further developement of the four pillars of formation: Spiritual, Human, Intellectual, and Pastoral.





Admission


All interested applicants must meet the following criteria: - Must be between 18 and 40 years old. - Have completed high school or equivalent. - Be in good physical health and have a balanced personality, capable of living a communal life. - Not be in a valid marriage recognized by the Church. - Be free of financial obligations. - Have an aptitude for further developement of the four pillars of formation: Spiritual, Human, Intellectual, and Pastoral.





Discernment


A young man interested in exploring a vocation with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will visit the community for at least a few days to become acquainted with the common life and charism of the Canons Regular. Rather than attend a ‘vocational retreat’, visitors will participate in the Restoration of the Sacred by praying and working with the community within the normal daily schedule. Visitors will meet with the Superior to ask questions and learn more about the community, its formation, charism and apostolates.





Discernment


A young man interested in exploring a vocation with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will visit the community for at least a few days to become acquainted with the common life and charism of the Canons Regular. Rather than attend a ‘vocational retreat’, visitors will participate in the Restoration of the Sacred by praying and working with the community within the normal daily schedule. Visitors will meet with the Superior to ask questions and learn more about the community, its formation, charism and apostolates.





Admission


All interested applicants must meet the following criteria: - Must be between 18 and 40 years old. - Have completed high school or equivalent. - Be in good physical health and have a balanced personality, capable of living a communal life. - Not be in a valid marriage recognized by the Church. - Be free of financial obligations. - Have an aptitude for further developement of the four pillars of formation: Spiritual, Human, Intellectual, and Pastoral.





Final Vows


During the period of Junioriate a member of the Canons Regular may renew his temporary vows annually, but the period during which he is bound by them may not exceed six years, at which point he must either profess final vows or leave the Canons Regular. After three years under temporary vows, a member may request the profession of final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. All members called to the priesthood profess final vows before advancing to the diaconate.





Final Vows


During the period of Junioriate a member of the Canons Regular may renew his temporary vows annually, but the period during which he is bound by them may not exceed six years, at which point he must either profess final vows or leave the Canons Regular. After three years under temporary vows, a member may request the profession of final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. All members called to the priesthood profess final vows before advancing to the diaconate.





Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

1025 W. Fry Street, Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 243-7373  |  canons@cantius.org

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