I remember making a pilgrimage to St. John’s in the late 1980’s and Fr. Phillips was just starting the Canons. At that time, from what I remember, he was looking for suitable recruits. It looks like his project has been successful. Beautiful! And thanks be to God!
There is special place in my heart for that beautiful, old church. I also recall that attempts were underway to restore the church building. How is that progressing?
I’ve actually only been down to St John Cantius a couple of times so I’m not sure of what’s been done. The santuary is incredibly beautiful – lots of polished brass and wood. The only place I noticed that needed repair was the ceiling where you could see some cracks and water stains.
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I hope I didn’t come off as arrogant or boastful. I had just gotten done reading the thread on liturgical abuses and was so greatful for the blessing we’ve had at our parish that I felt moved to put this thread.
They are. A priest from St. John Cantius reintroduced the TLM to our parish and faithfully said Mass here every Sunday for several months until that task was taken over by a priest from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter [also a fine organization].
The Canons Regular consistently demonstrate a palpable piety and sincerity.
That’s where my husband and I were going. We’re on our way back to CA, though. Excellent Mass, and it was the most beautiful church I have ever been in. I have the calendar, and I love that my birth month is the beautiful church itself.
i would like to ditto the platitudes of this church. its beauty is breathtaking as well as the history that resides within. one small room displays the relics of many saints. the towering columns of dark brown in themselves inspire awe.
they do have a website in which the interior can be observed. it would be well worth the effort to find it an explore. have a good year. (alih)
Great thread! I am currently exploring the possibility of becoming a registered parishioner at St. John Cantius. Along these lines I am in the process of discerning the whole Latin Mass / Novus Ordo distinctions, along with V II and the rest. I have a related question about this in a thread I am about to start. Oh, and St. John Cantius is an awesome parish! Maybe the surest sign of true renewal I have seen.
This is a great parish but be forewarned. Better come with a bunch of quarters as at last Sunday’s sermon they did announce now all those metered parking spaces around the Church must be fed even on Sundays. Otherwise they will slap you with a $100 parking ticket while you’re worshipping God.
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