The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord's Passion, since it contains Christ Himself and his Passion. - - St. Thomas Aquinas
Have you ever wondered what the inside of this big church near the Chicago stop of the Blue Line looks like? Choosing which sites to visit at Open House Chicago? Be sure to include a stop at St. John Cantius! Voted The most beautiful Church in America online in 2016 St. John Cantius Church is one of the best examples of sacred architecture in the city. On Saturday October 13 from 10am to 4pm Priests and Brothers of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will offer free tours of the church sharing information about the art and history of the church. 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.
“Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us see Him in lowliness, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.” - St. Francis of Assisi
“Architecture immortalizes and glorifies something. Hence there can be no architecture where there is nothing to glorify.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein St. John Cantius parish is looking forward to hosting visitors with the Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago on Saturday October 13. 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 from years of restoration work including the recently restored 4 story tall High Altar which is traced to the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down. --St. Josemaria Escriva Wednesday evening (October 10) will be the monthly Rosary Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima after the 7:30 pm Mass. Following the procession is chanted Compline then adoration of the Blessed Eucharist. Parishioners and visitors are welcome to attend.
“Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.” ― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God… and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” - Pope Saint Pius X October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The feast was instituted in 1570 by Pope Saint Pius V in thanks for the victory of Catholic forces at the battle of Lepanto.
While the world changes, the cross stands firm.. - St. Bruno of Cologne October 6 is the feast of St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusians.