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Blessed Solanus Casey

Servant of the sick and the poor

“Blessed be God in all his designs, and in his mercy, which is above all his works.”


The Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Joseph, along with our partners in ministry, welcome you to this space dedicated to the memory and spirituality of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey. Here, you can learn about Blessed Solanus and his cause for sainthood. You can plan a visit or take a virtual tour of the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. You can learn about and become a member of the Father Solanus Guild. You can shop our online store, or submit prayer petitions.

Color aerial photograph of the outdoor rosary garden, votive chapel and stations of the Cross at the Solanus Casey Center.

Visit the Solanus Casey Center

Inspired by the life and example of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey, this Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace.


1780 Mount Elliott St
Detroit, MI 48207-3427
Hours, Mass times and confession schedule

Cause for Canonization

Blessed Solanus Casey, beatified in 2017, is on the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. If canonized, Blessed Solanus would be the first American-born priest to become a saint.

Many favors have been reported due to the intercession of Blessed Solanus, both in his lifetime and following his death in 1957. The Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization collects and tracks these favor reports. We invite the public to report any favors received to us.

Report a favor
Blessed Solanus Casey meets with a couple in an office at the monastery
A close-up photo of a wood handcarved statue of Blessed Solanus Casey located in St. Bonaventure Chapel

The Father Solanus Guild

In becoming a member of the Father Solanus Guild, you are keeping alive the inspiring memory of Blessed Solanus and bringing knowledge of his exemplary life to others. In addition, you are making possible the archiving of information about his life and work, and providing prayer, support and material assistance to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey.

Membership, monthly reflections and events

From the Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey

Recent Blog Posts

July 3, 2024
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Independence Reconsidered

A highlight of the month of July in the USA is our celebration of Independence Day. This year, the 4th of July marks the 248th anniversary of our founders’ declaration that we would be free from the rule of…

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June 6, 2024
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Make My Heart One with Your Love

In the small chapel behind the main church at Saint Bonaventure Monastery, which the Brothers call “the Choir”, there is an altar from the late 19th century which was handmade by Br. Lucius Fuchs…

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March 28, 2024
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Cave of Christ's Burial

Christ has Risen, He has Risen Indeed

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central event of the Christian faith, celebrated joyfully year after year at Easter. There is no doubt about the historical reality of Jesus’ rising from the dead…

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February 26, 2024
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Photo of Br. Igor de Bliquy

Reflecting on Lent: A Journey of Purification and Grace

As we embark upon the Lenten season, a time of profound spiritual renewal and preparation, the Preface for Lent offers a poignant reflection on the journey toward the Paschal Mystery.

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Upcoming Events

Event Jul 20

Anointing of the Sick

Join us for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at St. Bonaventure Chapel.

Event Jul 21

Solanus Casey YouFra: Annual Garden Party/Rosary

Save the date for food, drinks, fellowship and Franciscan inspiration outside in the Rosary Garden at the Solanus Casey Center for our annual Solanus Casey YouFra Garden Party and Rosary Prayer. We’ll pray the Rosary and play lawn games with the Capuchin friars. For young adults ages 18-39.

Event Jul 30

Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey

Join us as we celebrate the feast of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey.



Man holding prayer card

Canonization Prayer

O God, I adore You. I give myself to You. May I be the person You want me to be, and May Your will be done in my life today.

I thank You for the gifts You gave Father Solanus. If it is Your Will, bless us with the Canonization of Father Solanus so that others may imitate and carry on his love for all the poor and suffering of our world.

As he joyfully accepted Your divine plans, I ask You, according to Your Will, to hear my prayer for… (your intention) through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Blessed be God in all His Designs.”

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
May 2017

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