Friday, December 19, 2008

Catholic culture: the canon...


The canon has the privilege of wearing the "rochet" (the white garment) as seen in the photo. A pity there's no canons in the U. S. of A.

6 comments:

Mark said...

Why are there no canons in America?

Anonymous said...

No canons? What about those great Canons Regular of Premontre, the Norbertines of St. Michael's Abbey?
They wear rochets too.

Anonymous said...

Did not a Council of Baltimore declare there would be no cathedral chapters of canons in the U.S.A. in the nineteenth cent?

scott said...

there are canons in the usa

visit the canons regular of st john cantius in chicago

www.canons-regular.org
www.cantius.org
www.sanctamissa.org

Mark said...

Cathedral Canons, Scott. Not the same thing as Canons Regular!

fr. A.R. said...

Really?? I didn't know that. We could lend some Italian canons: we have plenty of them. Each small town has at least a chapter of canons in its cathedral.
I think it is a nice way of rewarding elderly priests to make them canons, so to give them at least an important role, even if they can't work anymore: they can and must pray for the whole diocese!