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Blog Posts from the Solanus Casey Center

Benny’s Story

Benny playing the violin.

Andra and Nicholas were told that their baby would not survive delivery. The couple prayed for the intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey. This is what happened.


February 9, 2023
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Abel’s Story

Photograph of a young boy who received a life-saving favor through intercessory prayer to Blessed Solanus Casey

In the fall of 2020 our son Abel was born with a condition that we later learned was pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Find out what happened when we prayed for Blessed Solanus’ intercession.


January 23, 2024
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Mutual Hospitality

Colorized historic photo of Blessed Solanus Casey at a nativity scene in Detroit in 1944.

Mexican tradition has a beautiful celebration of hospitality. It is called Las Posadas which means (lodging, sheltering, or accommodation), in this case, it refers to the inn from the Nativity story.


December 6, 2023
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🗓️ Six years ago today…

Br. Josef Timmers and Br. Michael Sullivan accompany Paula Medina-Zarate to the sanctuary with a relic of Blessed Solanus Casey during the Beatification Mass at Ford Field on November 18, 2017.

Six years ago today, on the November 18, 2017, we celebrated the beatification of Father Solanus Casey. On that day, the spirit of the simple Capuchin Friar could be felt all around us.


November 18, 2023
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Father Solanus and the Eucharist

Fr. Larry Webber, OFM Cap.

We have heard and we know from our life’s experiences that trauma redeemed, as well as the Gospel spirit of poverty, are fundamental for understanding St Francis and his power in the world and in the history of the Church, as well as in his humble son Blessed Solanus


October 20, 2023
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😇 Example of Holiness

Father Solanus serving at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

There are so many examples of holiness to celebrate and imitate. Solanus through his witness offers a prime example of a life of holiness through his way of doing everyday things in an extraordinary way.


September 20, 2023
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Reverence, Solanus, Holiness…

Br. Antony Julius Milton, OFM Cap.

Reverence was the fundamental virtue that accompanied Blessed Solanus in all his ministries to the poor and the sick. It is, in fact, the core virtue that led him on the path of holiness.


August 22, 2023
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The Parable of “Bazinga”

A stylized graphic resembling a comic book with the word "BAZINGA" in bold letters.

There you have it – a baptized equivalent of a Sheldon Cooper “bazinga,” the unexpected final twist that catches us off guard ambushes us with wisdom pulls the rug out from under our presumptions and delivers a considerable dose of humility to those who think they understand. It’s called a parable!


July 20, 2023
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