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About the Solanus Casey Center

Pilgrims venerate the statue of Blessed Solanus Casey in the narthex of St. Bonaventure Chapel

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. The Solanus Casey Center was dedicated by His Eminence Cardinal Adam Maida, Archbishop of Detroit, in 2002 as a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Joseph. The Center has served as a spiritual oasis for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims of various faiths and backgrounds from around the world each year.


1780 Mount Elliott St
Detroit, MI 48207-3427


The Tomb of Blessed Solanus Casey

Color photograph of the tomb of Blessed Solanus Casey.

The Solanus Casey Center is the final resting place of the remains of the holy Porter of St. Bonaventure. Over 100,000 pilgrims visit and pray at the tomb each year asking for the intercession of Blessed Solanus. You too, can be a pilgrim, renewing your faith and growing as a disciple by visiting this holy place.

Sacraments, amenities and accessibility


Capuchin priests ministering at the Solanus Casey Center offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation six days per week in our newly-renovated reconcilation chapel. No appointment is required. Penitents are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Following confession, many penitents stay to pray in St. Bonaventure Chapel.

First Friday Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament happens the first friday of each month inside St. Bonaventure Chapel from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with benediction at noon.

Solanus Casey Gift Shop

Our newly renovated and expanded gift shop offers a unique assortment of books, films, devotional items and memorabilia related to Blessed Solanus Casey, Franciscan spirtuality and the Roman Catholic Faith. It is a great place to find a gift for a baptism, first communion, confirmation, wedding or other occasion.

For those who prefer the convenience of shopping online, our online gift shop is always open!

On the Rise Café

On the Rise Café, a ministry of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, is now located on-site and ready to serve you. The Café offers sandwiches, soups, coffee and beverages, as well as baked goods prepared by the men in the Capuchin Soup Kitchen R.O.P.E. (Reaching Our Potential Everyday) Program. These men are living in community and working at our bakehouse, developing life and work skills following a period of incarceration or upon completion of a substance use disorder treatment program.


The Solanus Casey Center has two barrier-free entrances on Mt. Elliott Street and handicap parking in our gated lot with an entry off Kercheval Street. Wheelchairs are available for pilgrims by asking at the reception desk or calling ahead.

Reaching us via public transportation or bike

The Solanus Casey Center is located along Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) routes #5 Van Dyke-Lafayette, #12 Conant and #67 Cadillac-Harper. Visit the DDOT website or download the Transit smartphone app for further information.

Covered outdoor bicycle parking is available in the Creation Garden.

The nearest MoGo Detroit bikeshare station is at Mt. Elliot Park located 0.8 miles south of the Center at the foot of Mount Elliott Street at the Detroit River.

Solanus Center

Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED on Major Holidays (New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

Gift Shop

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Sunday No confessions
Monday No confessions
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mass Times

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Monday 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Holy Day Mass: 7:30 a.m. and Noon
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: First Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with noon Benediction

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