name=Saint John Cantius
death_date=death date and age|1473|12|24|1390|6|23|df=y
Roman Catholic Church
caption=Saint John Cantius
Kęty, Oświęcim, Poland
Pope Clement XIII
He was born in
Kęty, a small town near Oświęcim, in the diocese of Kraków, Poland, to Stanisław and Anna Kanty. His parents enrolled him in the Kraków Academy, where he eventually graduated as a bachelor, master, and doctor.Fact|date=March 2007 He was also ordained a priest.
Though he left the Academy for a time after his graduation, he soon returned as professor of "Sacrae Scripturae" (Sacred Scriptures), a position he held until his death in 1473. In
physics, he helped develop Jean Buridan's theory of " impetus," which anticipated the work of Galileoand Newton.
Cantius was noted throughout his life for his good humor and humility. He subsisted only on what was strictly necessary to sustain his life, giving away the rest of his salary to the poor.
He made four
pilgrimages to Rome(on foot), and one to Jerusalem—the latter with the intent of martyring himself to the Turks.
Throughout his life, various
miracles were attributed to him. In 1767 he was canonized by Pope Clement XIII.
saintin Poland, a number of churches founded by Polish diaspora communities throughout North Americain cities such as Winnipeg, Detroit, Buffalo, Chicagoand New York Cityare named in his honor.
St. John Cantius'
Feast Dayis December 23.
Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius
St. John Cantius in Chicago
* [http://www.canons-regular.org/go/patron/life-of-st-john-cantius/ Biography from the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius]
* [http://www.canons-regular.org/go/patron/life-of-st-john-cantius/ Novena to Saint John Cantius]
* [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj82.htm Biography at The Catholic Forum]
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