Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R., Founder of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
with Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
Those who attend the Workshops and Retreats for Laity in the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum)
will be guided by members of the Canons Regular of St. John
Cantius, Chicago. The priests of the Canons Regular will also provide
lectures to the registrants about the history, spirituality and
importance of the Extraordinary Form in the Church today.
Canons Regular of St. John Cantius was founded in 1998 by Fr. C. Frank
Phillips, C.R. as a Roman Catholic religious community of men dedicated
to a 'Restoration of the Sacred'
in the context of parish ministry. Its mission is to 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. This mission is reflected
in the community's motto: Instaurare Sacra (Restoration of the Sacred).
Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday at St. John Cantius, Chicago
purpose of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is the formation of a
Roman Catholic men's diocesan institute, which shall form and train men
to be priests and brothers. On December 23, 1999, the Feast of St.
John Cantius, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of
Chicago, issued a "Decree approving
the statutes and erecting the Society of St. John Cantius as a public
diocesan association of the Christian faithful with juridic
personality." On January 31, 2003, he gave his approval to the recently completed Spiritual Directory and Book of Customs
as the local provisionary rule for the Canons Regular of St. John
Cantius, the next step toward approval of constitutions as a
diocesan institute of religious life.
Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
known as the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius the community's priests
have full faculties to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and
sacraments according to the normative liturgical books of the Roman
Rite (in Latin and in the vernacular), as well as all of the 1962
'Restoring the Sacred' though liturgical music