Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland – Canons Regular of Immaculate Conception


Active. Under Solemn Vows. Founded in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century.

The Institution of Canons Regular is, as we have seen in speaking of the Premonstratensians and the Canons Regular of the Lateran, one of the most ancient in the Church, and one which has rendered her immense service.

The Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception were founded to revive this ancient Institution; it unites the monastic life and the observances of the ancient Canons Regular of Saint Victor and other Congregations which have disappeared. It is of French origin, and was founded at Saint Claude, but the mother-house is now at Saint Antoine, Isfere, France.

The members keep abstinence, fast part of the year (from Holy Cross Day to Easter), and rise at night for matins and lauds. Their chief work is the celebration of the Divine Office in as perfect a manner as possible; they undertake parochial work under the Bishop of the diocese, and also the education of young clerics; but whatever else they may do, the principal tradition of their Order is the recitation, either sung or said, of the Divine Office in the most solemn and dignified way.

They have sixteen houses in Canada.

MLA Citation

  • Francesca M Steele. “Canons Regular of Immaculate Conception”. Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland, 1903. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 December 2018. Web. 11 May 2021. <>