Sunday, 1 June 2008

Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem

The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem (CRNJ) is a clerical institute of consecrated life whose members (known as canons) pursue the proper apostolic ends of their religious society. By pronouncing the ancient vows of Stability, Conversion of Life and Obedience and living a common life according to the specific form of the institute, each member consciously strives towards the perfection of charity.

The Divine Liturgy in its traditional Latin, in the august Eucharistic Sacrifice, Divine Office and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, constitute the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her powers flow.

For this reason the worthy celebration of the Church's worship of the Most Holy Trinity is at the heart of the spirituality and work of the CRNJ. The effectiveness of personal sanctification and apostolic works will stem from each member's faithful participation in the offering of the Church's liturgy particularly in their own daily celebration of the Sacrifice of Redemption.

Bishop Raymond Burke established the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem in the Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin) on June 22, 2002.

Here is a picture from the 1st Vespers of Advent Sunday, last year, in Rome:

The server holding Pope Paul VI's "wonky crucifix" is none other than Brother Alban of the Canons Regular:

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Anonymous said...

To my Knowledge the Regular Canons of the New Jerusalem left the Archdioceses of Chesterfield 2007. Two of their four members are studying at the Angelicum in Rome.


Elizabeth said...

The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem now live in Charles Town, West Virginia in the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese.

219 S George Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304.724.6995

Fr. Jasson Rodas said...

I would like to know if an already ordenaid priest does have any possibility of been admitted as a candidate for your Order RCNJ.

God bless you all.

Yours, Fr. Jasson, from Colombia, South America