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News and updates from the Cause for Canonization, the Solanus Casey Center and the Father Solanus Guild.

Reflecting on Lent: A Journey of Purification and Grace

Photo of Br. Igor de Bliquy

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.

February 26, 2024
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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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When the Ordinary is Extraordinary

Solanus Casey Tomb

Here at the Solanus Casey Center stories of “miracles” or favors come to us so frequently that it’s sometimes easy to take for granted the wonderful favors God is granting to those who put their trust in His mercy.

July 18, 2023
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New Podcast Episode

Fr. Edward Foley, Capuchin, Vice Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey

The latest episode #19 of “The Flowered Path” focuses on the life and spirtuality of Blessed Solanus Casey and features an in-depth interview with the Vice Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey.

July 11, 2023
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