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.Learn More
A few weeks back a group of family members came to the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. One of our friars, Br. Dan, greeted and welcomed them. They had a wonderful story to share.Read More
Meet Br. Peter Chinnappan, OFM Cap., who joined the staff at the Solanus Casey Center in 2022 as our new Assistant Director.Read More
Hear about Artur’s unexpected healing from a cerebral hemmhorage that came after Blessed Solanus Casey’s intercession.Read More
Father Solanus’ trust and confidence in the Lord was admirable. His first words in his Novitiate diary were: “Ask, Seek, Knock.”Read More
The 2023 Solanus Casey Center Lenten Series returns every Wednesday in Lent beginning on March 1.Details
Join us for Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday inside St. Bonaventure Chapel as part of the Sacred Triduum.Details
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
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.”
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Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.