On May 4, Pope Francis announced that Fr. Solanus Casey will be elevated to “Blessed” in the Roman Catholic Church, which is the final step before sainthood. A member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit and one of the co-founders of the city’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Fr. Solanus Casey was born Nov. 25, 1870, and died July 31, 1957. He will be the second American-born male to be beatified.
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The Archdiocese of Detroit performs a ceremony that welcomes three women into one of the earliest Catholic Church vocations, the order of virgins, whose members are known as “consecrated virgins living in the world.”
Watch as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron is expected to present his plans for the Archdiocese of Detroit, including his landmark pastoral letter, “Unleash the Gospel,” during Mass for the Vigil of Pentecost starting at 7 p.m. from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Watch as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron ordains five men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament:
– Deacon John Robert Bettin
– Deacon Andrew Dawson
– Deacon Grayson Heenan
– Deacon Matthew Hood
– Deacon Craig F. Marion