The Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Joseph, along with our partners in ministry, welcome you to this space dedicated to the memory and spirituality of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey. Here, you can learn about Blessed Solanus and his cause for sainthood. You can plan a visit or take a virtual tour of the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. You can learn about and become a member of the Father Solanus Guild. You can shop our online store, or submit prayer petitions.
Inspired by the life and example of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey, this Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace.
Blessed Solanus Casey, beatified in 2017, is on the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. If canonized, Blessed Solanus would be the first American-born priest to become a saint.
Many favors have been reported due to the intercession of Blessed Solanus, both in his lifetime and following his death in 1957. The Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization collects and tracks these favor reports. We invite the public to report any favors received to us.Report a favor
In becoming a member of the Father Solanus Guild, you are keeping alive the inspiring memory of Blessed Solanus and bringing knowledge of his exemplary life to others. In addition, you are making possible the archiving of information about his life and work, and providing prayer, support and material assistance to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey.Membership, monthly reflections and events
As we embark upon the Lenten season, a time of profound spiritual renewal and preparation, the Preface for Lent offers a poignant reflection on the journey toward the Paschal Mystery.Read More
In the fall of 2020 our son Abel was born with a condition that we later learned was pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Find out what happened when we prayed for Blessed Solanus’ intercession.Read More
Mexican tradition has a beautiful celebration of hospitality. It is called Las Posadas which means (lodging, sheltering, or accommodation), in this case, it refers to the inn from the Nativity story.Read More
Six years ago today, on the November 18, 2017, we celebrated the beatification of Father Solanus Casey. On that day, the spirit of the simple Capuchin Friar could be felt all around us.Read More
Join the Capuchin friars and the wider Catholic community in prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament each First Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with noontime benediction.Details
Come prepare for Easter with the Capuchins and join us for the return of our popular annual Lenten Series. The March 6 talk is on “Holy Orders” with Br. Julius Milton, OFM Cap.Details
Join us in the new outdoor Stations of the Cross at the Solanus Casey Center as we pray the stations every Friday during Lent.Details
With the 2024 renovation of St. Bonaventure Chapel, liturgies and devotions have been relocated to other spaces within the complex. All livestreams are temporarily suspended.
Prior livestreams are archived and can be viewed online at our Vimeo account.
O God, I adore You. I give myself to You. May I be the person You want me to be, and May Your will be done in my life today.
I thank You for the gifts You gave Father Solanus. If it is Your Will, bless us with the Canonization of Father Solanus so that others may imitate and carry on his love for all the poor and suffering of our world.
As he joyfully accepted Your divine plans, I ask You, according to Your Will, to hear my prayer for… (your intention) through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Blessed be God in all His Designs.”
Capuchins give priority in their ministries to the two loves of St. Francis’ life:
Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.