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Friday, December 23, 2005
St. John of Kanty
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Double (1955 Calendar): October 20
Optional Memorial (1969 Calendar): December 23

Today is the Church remembers St. John of Kanty, also called St. John Cantius, a priest.

St. John Kanty (June 23, 1390- December 24, 1473) was born in Kanty, Silesia, Poland. He became a priest and professor of theology at the University of Cracow although he greatly feared the responsibility. But, he took the responsibility seriously and soon won over the hearts of his parishioners.

St. John of Kanty kept only enough money and clothes on him to support him while all the rest was available to anyone that needed help. He ate sparingly, took in no meat, and slept little. When he did she, he slept on the floor. During his life he made four trips to Rome and one trip to Jerusalem hoping to be martyred.

He died on December 24, 1473, in Cracow of natural causes. Soon afterward, he was declared patron of Poland and Lithuania in 1737 by Pope Clement XII.

Here is a Novena and Litany to St. John Cantius. I really suggest looking into the Canon Regulars of St. John Cantius.

"Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause." (Saint John of Kanty)

Prayer:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the example of St. John, Thy Confessor we may make progress in the science of the Saints, and by showing mercy to others may obtain through his merits forgiveness from Thee. Through our Lord.

Prayer Source: 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal

4 comments:

del_button December 31, 2005 at 10:43 AM
Anonymous said...

You made a slight mistake when you wrote- When he did she, he slept on the floor- on the catholic encyclopedia. I am not sure how to fix that though, I clicked edit but that edit is not for the whole article.

del_button December 31, 2005 at 11:10 AM
Moneybags said...

Oh, thank you. I fixed the typo right away. Thank you for noticing that.

del_button December 23, 2006 at 2:22 PM
Anonymous said...

Canons regular of St. John Cantius... awesome order! They are cheerful, happy, and enthusiastic men! Such an inspiration!

del_button November 1, 2008 at 12:04 PM
Princess said...

Thank you so much for putting this up because I'm doing a project and this is so helpful!!!!

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