Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. - Saint Augustine
St. John Cantius parish is looking forward to hosting visitors with the Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago on Saturday October 19 from 10-4. Priests and Brothers from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will be offering tours. Designed by Adolphus Druiding and completed in 1898, St. John Cantius Church took five years to build and is one of the best examples of sacred architecture in the city. The unique baroque interior has remained intact for more than a century and is known for both its opulence and grand scale—reminiscent of the sumptuous art and architecture of 18th century Krakow. This is an excellent opportunity to see the results of years of restoration work from the award winning hardwood floor to the regilded 4 story tall High Altar.
Love is a marvelous and heavenly thing. It never tires and never thinks that it has done enough. - St. Robert Bellarmine September 17 is the feast of St. Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church.
All for God and for His Glory. In whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal. - St. John Bosco
If the Angels could envy, they would envy us for Holy Communion. - St. Pius X
In order to attract us, the Lord grants us many graces that we believe can easily obtain Heaven for us. We do not know, however, that in order to grow, we need hard bread: the cross, humiliation, trials and denials. - St. Padre Pio September 14 is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
“But first I want you to tell me this: do you know the power of love? Christ passed over all the marvelous works which were to be performed by the apostles and said, By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another.” ― St. John Chrysostom September 13th is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Born to Christian parents in Antioch in the year 344. He studied rhetoric and after a time as a hermit St. John returned to the city and was elevated to the position of archbishop of Constantinople. St. John was known for his public speaking and standing up to the authorities of the day in order to proclaim the truth of the faith. This outspokenness inspired the ire of the patriarch and wife of the emperor. St. John was banished into exile to the far end of the empire where he eventually died in 407. St. John Chrysostom - pray for us!
When you approach the tabernacle remember that He has been waiting for you for twenty centuries. - St. Josemaria Escriva
See how faithful we must be to God since He is so good to us! Let us spare no efforts to observe the commandment He gave us to love Him. - St. Louise de Marillac