Fr. Solanus Casey, Capuchin: A Saint in the Making
Monday, May, 8, 2017 | 1:43 PM | by Brother Anthony
THE BEATIFICATION OF FATHER SOLANUS CASEY WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 18TH AT FORD FIELD IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT MICHIGAN
Come join the Parish of Holy Cross – St. John the Baptist
Bus trip to Detroit, Michigan
November 16-19, 2017
(based on double occupancy)
Pick up time: 7:00 AM
Pick up Location: 213 West 30th Street (Front of St. John’s Church)
-Deluxe bus transportation (roundtrip)
-Hotel stay (3 nights)
-3 Continental Breakfasts
-Visit to the Father Solanus Shrine
-Attendance to the Beatification Ceremony
For Reservations Contact:
Bove Continental Travel
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Ask for Michelle or Carla Ann
Deposit Due: $200.00
(Make checks payable to: Bove Travel)
Fr. Solanus Casey, who was born in 1870 in Wisconsin and died in 1957 in Detroit, is one of our holiest Capuchin brothers. He is widely loved for his humility and simplicity, and for the care and attention he showed thousands of God's children over a lifetime of service in our churches in New York City and Yonkers, as well as Detroit.
As the doorkeeper at the parishes of Sacred Heart in Yonkers, Our Lady of Sorrows in the Lower East Side, and Saint Michael in Brooklyn, Father Solanus received hundreds of visitors every week, and he listened with compassion to everyone who sought his advice and his blessing. No one went away without having been uplifted by his wise words and warmed by his cheerful presence. And many came away with more than this: a sudden and inexplicable healing or a favor swiftly granted.
The reports of miraculous healings attributed to Father Solanus' prayers continued after he died.
Now, nearly 60 years after his death, Pope Francis has advanced the cause for the canonization of Father Solanus. On May 4, Francis approved a decree acknowledging a miracle attributed to Father Solanus' intercession. This clears the way for Father Solanus to be beatified, that is, to be declared "Blessed." Before Father Solanus can be declared a saint, the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints must confirm a second miraculous healing attributed to his prayers.