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

Spectacularly Unspectacular

Fr. David Preuss, OFM Cap.

Our blessed brother in the Lord did not do spectacular things like founding a religious order, or preaching to thousands, or dying a martyr; no, he answered the door and treated the people who came in with love and respect.


June 16, 2023
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May Message from the Director

Solanus Casey Center Director Brother Steve Kropp stands in the atrium of the Solanus Casey Center.

Its hard to believe that the Easter season is behind us and we are back into Ordinary Time. During this Easter season, we welcomed the Risen Christ with great joy in our hearts: Hallelujah, Christ is risen, he is truly risen!


May 30, 2023
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Bloom where you’re planted

Summer photograph of the exterior of the Solanus Casey Center and the creation garden. Day lillies are in full bloom in the foreground. The garden appears lush and verdant.

“Bloom Where You’re Planted” was popularized in the 1970s. Recently, that maxim popped up in a conversation with a regular visitor at the Solanus Casey Center.


May 17, 2023
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Lily’s Story

A photograph of Lily who experienced a favor through the intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey

Lily was born with her right hip dislocated from the socket, and she was unable to walk. What happened when friends began praying for Blessed Solanus’ intercession?


May 16, 2023
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I’ll Take a Dozen!

Portrait of Br. George Kooran, OFM Cap.

A few weeks back a group of family members came to the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. One of our friars, Br. Dan, greeted and welcomed them. They had a wonderful story to share.


March 30, 2023
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Meet Br. Peter

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

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


February 20, 2023
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Artur’s Story

A photo of Artur who reported a favor received through the intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey

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


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Warm Memories of Peace

Portrait of Br. George Kooran, OFM Cap.

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


January 31, 2023
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2022 Novena of Blessed Solanus Casey

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

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.


June 23, 2022
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On the Rise Café now open inside the Solanus Casey Center

Norman, Roberta and Sherida, the staff at On the Rise Cafe at the Solanus Casey Center

On the Rise Café, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, will open at its new location inside the Solanus Casey Center on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The café will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. serving baked goods, coffee, sandwiches and other items.


June 9, 2022
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