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November 25, 1870

Born Bernard Casey in Oak Grove, Wisconsin

December 18, 1870

Baptized, St. Joseph Mission Church in Prescott, Wisconsin


First Communion, St. Patrick Church in Hudson, Wisconsin

January 14, 1897

Invested as Capuchin Novice Francis Solanus

July 24, 1904

Ordained as Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church in Milwaukee

August 4, 1904

His first assignment at Sacred Heart Friary in Yonkers, New York

July 1918

Transferred to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, New York City

October 25, 1921

Transferred to our Lady of Angels, Harlem

August 1, 1924

Transferred to St. Bonaventure Monastery, Detroit

July 23, 1945

Transferred to St. Michael Parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

April 25, 1946

Semi-retired at St. Felix Friary in Huntington, Indiana

Spring 1956

Returns to Detroit for medical treatments

July 31, 1957

Gives up his soul to God at St. John Hospital, Detroit

July 11, 1995

Declared Venerable by St. John Paul II

May 4, 2017

Pope Francis Announces Plan for Beatification of Fr. Solanus

November 18, 2017

Fr. Solanus is Beatified and is now known as Blessed.

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