Book of Saints – John Cantius

statue of Saint John Cantius; date and artist unknown; Saint Pölten, Niederösterreich, Austria; photographed on 13 April 2013 by Ralf Roletschek; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (October 20) (15th century) A native of Poland, drawn to piety from his earliest years. Having taken his degrees in the University of Cracow, he was appointed there to the Chair of Theology. For some time he took charge of a parish, but, fearing the responsibility of the care of souls, returned to his University and taught there till his holy death at the age of seventy-six (December 24, A.D. 1473). He was a Saint of most austere and prayerful life, and literally again and again distributed to the poor all that he possessed. He was canonised by Pope Clement XIII in the eighteenth century, and his Feast was ordered to be kept annually in the Universal Church on October 20.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Cantius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2015. Web. 10 December 2018. <>