2) St. John Cantius – The Gloria

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The song of praise. St. John Cantius in Chicago, IL. Scroll down to read more about the part of the Mass and the church!


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The Gloria. After the introit, if the season is right, we sing a song of praise to God beginning with the words sung by the angels at the birth of our Savior and continuing the supplications of the Kyrie.

This massive high altar; the gold, the warmth of the wood, catches you up in the loving arms of God.

Imposing and majestic, the words of the Gloria burst forth upon looking at it: we praise Thee. We bless Thee. We adore Thee. We glorify Thee. We give thanks for Thy great glory.

The Latin in particular always strikes me. The grammatical structure doesn’t have as many words as English. It’s straight and to the point; and when chanted, it accentuates it so well.

Laudámus te, benedícimus te, adorámus te, glorificámus te.

And it continues down, with many of the phrases sounding similar. Latin is such a beautiful language that leaves in nothing that is unnecessary. Every word is pointed and carefully chosen. Even if you don’t understand the language, words pop out because English and so many other languages are rooted in Latin. With only a little knowledge of Latin you can understand the breath and soul of the prayer.


The church in this painting is St. John Cantius in Chicago, IL US. Painted as an illustration for Kimberly Fries’ book: Traditional Latin Mass: A Missal for Children found here: https://amzn.to/3FnasK0

(For the Latin Mass loving Catholics checking for Churches to go to, the Canons celebrate the extraordinary form and the Novus Ordo, but Ad Orientum. Their mission is to restore our sense of the sacred and they do amazing work promoting beauty and tradition. 100% worth the visit.)


Want to bring Jesus into your home in a special and unique way? Contact me about commissioning a Mass painting of your church at outpouringoftrust@gmail.com


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Images subject to copyright, copyright Monica Skrzypczak. Do not reproduce without explicit written permission. To use the image in print at your parish, or any other use, feel free to email me with the project and number of copies estimated for a quote on a temporary license.

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 1 in

5"x7", 5"x7" with a mat (outside is 8"x10"), 8"x10", 8"x10 with a mat (outside 11"x14"), 11×14

2 reviews for 2) St. John Cantius – The Gloria

  1. Andrew

    Just received my print today and what a remarkable piece of artwork it is. The gold colouring is absolutely striking. Placed in any room, it is sure to draw one’s eyes immediately. Monica does fantastic work and is very much worth supporting. Thank you, Monica. I look forward to buying more of your artwork in the future.

  2. John

    It’s a beautiful painting that I get to look at every in my office.
    Shipping was super fast and the quality of the print is just marvelous.
    Thanks. Good work

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For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

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