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Capuchins who lived with Fr. Solanus recall holy man, terrible violin player

Friars share stories as part of Solanus Casey Center’s remembrance series DETROIT — Just about every Catholic in Detroit knows about Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. The holy Capuchin priest resided at St. Bonaventure Monastery, ready to answer the door, listen to people’s stories and heal the sick and spiritually broken of Detroit. But for the Capuchin…

Dozens of healings attributed to intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes

On Feb. 11, the Church celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, St. Bernadette Soubirous. Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11) Patron of the sick, invoked against bodily ills and diseasesThe Marian apparitions began Feb. 11,…

St. Gabriel Parish partners with Detroit Mercy law students to host legal clinic

DETROIT — The Hispanic Lawyers Association and the Association of Hispanic Law students at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School co-sponsored a free legal clinic Feb. 5 at St. Gabriel Parish in Detroit, offering pro-bono advice and consultation for Catholics and others who don’t normally have access to a lawyer. “We’re offering free consultations in…