Saint John of Kanty (Cantius) – Feast Day – December 23

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Saint John of Kanty (Cantius), Priest is the Patron Saint of

  1. Poland;
  2. Lithuania;
  3. Jagiellonian University

Saint John of Kanty (Cantius) Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Priests who became Saints

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Saint John of Kanty (Cantius), Priest brief life History

Date of Birth June 23, 1390
Country of Birth Poland in Europe
Profession Polish priest, scholastic philosopher, physicist and theologian
Place of Work Poland
Date of Death December 24, 1473 (aged 83)
Place of Death Kraków Academy Kraków, Poland
Feast Day December 23
Beatification By Pope Clement X on 28 March 1676 in Rome
Canonization By Pope Clement XIII in 1767 in Rome
Patron Saint of Poland;
Jagiellonian University

Saint John of Kanty (Cantius), Priest Short life History

Saint John of Kanty was born at Kenty in Poland in 1403, and studied at Cracow with great ability, industry, and success, while his modesty and virtue drew all hearts to him.

He was for a short time in charge of a parish; but he shrank from the burden of responsibility, and returned to his life of professor at Cracow. There for many years he lived a life of unobtrusive virtue, self-denial, and charity.

His love for the Holy See led him often in pilgrimage to Rome, on foot and alone, and his devotion to the Passion drew him once to Jerusalem, where he hoped to win a martyr’s crown by preaching to the Turks. He died in 1473, at the age of seventy.

Today’s Saint John of Kanty (Cantius) Feast Day Quote:

The Roman Breviary distinguishes him with three hymns; he is the only confessor not a bishop who has been given this honor in the Roman Catholic liturgy

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