Saint John Cantius: Restoring the Sacred DVD
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The true story of a dying parish miraculously restored to life.
ON ASSIGNMENT investigates how a decaying old church in Chicago became a thriving religious and cultural treasure. Once an integral part of Chicago's Northwest-side, Saint John Cantius Parish fell victim to the city's numerous street and freeway expansions. Frequented more by pigeons than people for nearly 30 years, the church was destined for the wrecking ball when Father Frank Phillips, a priest with no parish experience, was appointed pastor. Soon after his arrival, Father Phillips was inspired with an idea that would change everything.
Masterfully photographed, with key scenes underscored by the sacred music of Saint John Cantius orchestra and choirs, ON ASSIGNMENT's presentation of this incredible true story will leave you believing in miracles.
Investigates how a decaying old church in Chicago became a thriving religious and cultural treasure. When a Catholic priest with no previous parish experience arrived, he faced a building in severe disrepair, but he realized that there was an even deeper need: to restore the faith and sacred culture of the parish community. Enjoy the interview of Rev. C. Frank Phillips, CR, Pastor of St. John Cantius and Founder of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. You will also hear from various members of the Canons Regular, the priests and brothers who have had a hand in resurrecting the parish life of St. John Cantius.
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