New Catholic Dictionary – Saint 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

Confessor, born Kenty, Poland, 1397; died Krakow, Poland, 1473. He studied philosophy and theology, and received the degrees of bachelor, master, and doctor, was ordained priest, occupied the chair of theology at the Academy of Krakow, and was appointed parish priest at Olkusz, but resigned after a short time to teach Sacred Scripture at Krakow. He made one pilgrimage to Jerusalem and four to Rome on foot. Renowned for his humility and charity, and the practise of mortification, many miracles are ascribed to him. Canonized, 1767. Relics at Krakow. Feast, Roman Calendar, 19 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Cantius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>