Blessed Solanus CaseyFather Solanus Casey earned the title of "Blessed" during a beatification Mass on November 18, 2017 in Detroit. To view photos from the Mass click here. The Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey is July 30. When someone is declared “Blessed,” public ecclesiastical veneration is permitted by the Pope but only in the Diocese or Country, or Religious Community to which the Blessed belonged.
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By Michel Stechschulte - The Michigan Catholic
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 and will be named "blessed" — the second U.S.-born man to achieve such a designation and the first person from Michigan.
Although Fr. Solanus was born in Oak Grove, Wis., in 1870, he spent most of his adult life and ministry in Detroit, caring for the sick, poor and downtrodden and lending a listening ear and caring heart to the thousands who came to him for counsel, wisdom and aid.
Among the hundreds — if not thousands — of healings attributed to Fr. Solanus during and after his lifetime, Pope Francis recognized the authenticity of a miracle necessary for the friar to be elevated from "venerable" to "blessed" after a thorough review by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, including panels of doctors and theologians, was completed earlier this year.
Read the full story here: Pope Francis announces Father Solanus Casey to be declared 'blessed'
Learn more at the Solanus Casey Center website.