Father Solanus Casey

Celebrating the Beatification of Capuchin Fr. Solanus Casey

Capuchins present new favors in Blessed Solanus’ canonization cause

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In Rome to report new cases, vice postulators personally thank pope for beatification Detroit — The sainthood cause for Blessed Solanus Casey isn’t taking a rest after a whirlwind year that culminated in the Capuchin friar’s historic beatification last November. To move from “blessed” to “saint,” the Church requires a second miracle to be proven…

Masses, novenas planned for Blessed Solanus feast day — and a relic tour

Parishes can request first-class relic for veneration, religious education Detroit — Nine days of prayer and special Masses will lead up to the celebration of the first-ever feast day of Blessed Solanus Casey on July 30, and a special first-class relic of “Detroit’s saint” will be available for parishes to venerate starting this summer. Blessed…

Local filmmaker shooting documentary on Blessed Solanus for PBS

Wixom — Lights. Camera. Solanus. Approaching the first commemoration of Blessed Solanus Casey’s feast day, a local filmmaker is setting out to shoot a documentary on the beatified friar with hopes of airing it on PBS. Keith Famie of Wixom, a chef-turned-documentarian, is in the process of shooting “Blessed Solanus Casey’s Journey to Sainthood,” a…

Massgoers, from near and far, rejoice at chance to witness historic beatification

By Karla Dorweiler Special to The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — More than 65,000 people flooded Ford Field for Blessed Solanus Casey’s beatification Mass, each inspired by the example of Detroit’s porter in their own way. Chris and Lynette Mollo from Ann Arbor were invited by their friend to attend. While it’s not unusual for the…

Beatification allows Detroit to show gratitude, thanksgiving for Blessed Solanus

DETROIT — It is not often a football stadium is filled with so many people watching every move with such devotion, such admiration and such solemnity. But at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, more than 60,000 Catholics waited with such reverence as Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, read…

For Blessed Solanus, the poor were ‘light of the splendor of God,’ cardinal says

Holy Capuchin friar beatified before 65,000 people at Detroit’s Ford Field DETROIT — A humble priest and porter, Fr. Solanus Casey thanked God daily for the gift of those who came to his door in his small corner of the world. On Nov. 18, tens of thousands of those whom he touched gathered to thank…