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ince 2007, following Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have been hard at work in educating priests, deacons, seminarians, servers, and the laity in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Using the 1962 Missale Romanum the Canons have come to be known for their beautiful and reverent celebrations of the Extraordinary Form and have taught over 1,500 through their Sancta Missa Workshops and countless more through the website.


Sancta Missa offers a wide range of information, including video tutorials, lists of important documents, FAQs, and Gregorian Chant resources, all of which can help anyone from the celebrant to the laity in learning more about the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.




The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is a religious community of men dedicated to the restoration of the sacred.


Living in imitation of Christ, and radical opposition to the values of the world; they work to restore the sacred in the Church and their own lives, seeking the sanctification of all.  


The mission of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, in the context of parish ministry, is to help Catholics rediscover a profound sense of the sacred through solemn liturgies, devotions, sacred art, sacred music, as well as instruction in Church heritage, catechetics, and Catholic culture.


Because the Eucharistic Sacrifice is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life, members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius order their own lives, as well as their pastoral work in parish ministry, above all to the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and the sacraments—the primary sources of life and grace within the Church.

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