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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.

An aerial exterior photograph taken October 2022 of the Solanus Casey Center and St. Bonaventure Chapel and Monastery in the foreground. In the midground is the Islandview neighobrhood and in the background are high-rise condominiums in Detroit's Gold Coast neighbrhood.

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.

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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.

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

Recent Blog Posts

February 20, 2023
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A close-up photo of Br. Peter Chinnappan, OFM Cap., assistant director of the Solanus Casey Center.

Meet Br. Peter

Meet Br. Peter Chinnappan, OFM Cap., who joined the staff at the Solanus Casey Center in 2022 as our new Assistant Director.

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February 20, 2023
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A photo of Artur who reported a favor received through the intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey

Artur’s Story

Hear about Artur’s unexpected healing from a cerebral hemmhorage that came after Blessed Solanus Casey’s intercession.

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January 31, 2023
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Portrait of Br. George Kooran, OFM Cap.

Warm Memories of Peace

Father Solanus’ trust and confidence in the Lord was admirable. His first words in his Novitiate diary were: “Ask, Seek, Knock.”

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June 23, 2022
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Br. Richard Merling, OFM Cap. prays the novena prayers from the pulpit during the 2021 Feast Day Mass at St. Bonaventure Chapel.

2022 Novena of Blessed Solanus Casey

Join us at the Solanus Casey Center and St. Bonaventure Chapel for the novena and feast of Blessed Solanus Casey. Download and view the novena prayers, updated in 2021, here.

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Upcoming Events

Event Apr 05

Solanus Casey Center Lenten Series

The 2023 Solanus Casey Center Lenten Series returns every Wednesday in Lent beginning on March 1.

Event Apr 06

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Join us for Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday inside St. Bonaventure Chapel as part of the Sacred Triduum.

Event Apr 07

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Join the Capuchin friars and the wider Catholic community in prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament each First Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with noontime benediction.



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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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