Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem

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Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem
Formation22 June 2002
FounderDaniel Augustine Oppenheimer
Founded atChesterfield, Missouri, US
TypeInstitute of Consecrated Life

The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem is a public association of the faithful[1] in the Catholic Church, founded in 2002 in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and currently located in Charles Town, West Virginia after a period in Chesterfield, Missouri in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, in the United States. The group operates under the authority of Bishop Mark E. Brennan, the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.


The institute was founded by then-Bishop (later Cardinal) Raymond Leo Burke and Dom Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer, Prior.[2][3]

This institute celebrates the traditional Latin Liturgy (Tridentine Mass) according to the rites of 1962, as promulgated by Pope John Paul II's motu proprio Ecclesia Dei of 1988. The members live in community under the Augustinian Rule, taking vows of stability, conversion of life, obedience, and common life.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Questions and Answers about the Canons",
  2. ^ a b "History". Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  3. ^ a b Hollnagel, Gayda (2003-03-24). "New Religious community provides Latin Rite option". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 2019-04-21.

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