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Pope Francis announces Fr. Solanus Casey to be declared ‘blessed’

Pope Francis affirms miracle attributed to beloved friar’s intercession, paving the way for Detroit’s champion of the poor to be named ‘blessed’ DETROIT — Sixty years after his death, Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey is on his way to sainthood. Pope Francis announced May 4 that Detroit’s beloved Capuchin friar has met the requirements for beatification…

Capuchins, Detroiters knew Fr. Solanus’ holiness all along

DETROIT — In anticipation for the 60th anniversary of Fr. Solanus Casey’s death, the Capuchins of St. Bonaventure Monastery have been busy hosting events commemorating the life of the “Porter of St. Bonaventure.” The talks detailed different portions of his life, beginning with his roots in Wisconsin, with grandnephew, James Conley, Ph.D., and grandniece, Sr.…

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…

Family of Venerable Solanus Casey share stories of great-uncle

Solanus Center hosts first in series of talks commemorating 60th anniversary of friar’s death DETROIT — To truly know the man, one must know his past. With ongoing talk about the possible beatification of Venerable Solanus Casey, a Capuchin priest known throughout Detroit for leaving the door open to all and miraculous healings, the Capuchin Province…