With thanks to God on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus coupled with the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and the birthday of our patron St. John Cantius, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius welcomed four postulants.
Ranging in age from 18 - 34 these men came from all over the country to follow Christ and His teachings in an authentic way, and to help Restore the Sacred in His church.
Superior General Very Rev. Joshua S. Caswell, SJC welcomed the men: "As you begin this postulancy, it may be marked by some dying to self—some sacrifice. Sacrifice is often difficult and irksome. Only love can make it easy, and perfect love can make it a joy. It is Jesus in the Sacred Heart who tells you: 'Take my yoke upon you. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.'"
Novice Director Br. Mark Visconti is entrusted with the formation and care of this class of postulants. During this period of formal discernment, Br. Mark will lead the candidates to a fuller understanding of the common life as they live as brothers, joining in work and prayer.
Through participation in the Liturgical Office and Mass, the postulants will gain a greater understanding of what it takes to become ‘zealous restorers of the Sacred’ with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
We are thankful to God for His Providence which brought these men to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. It is through the Grace of God and the prayers and sacrifices of our many supporters that our young religious order continues to grow. Please keep these postulants in prayer as they continue to grow in holiness and discern God’s call in their lives.
A few photos from the Welcoming of Postulants - Vespers:
View the June 24th Live Stream Vespers here: