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Blessed Solanus Casey

Servant of the sick and the poor

“Blessed be God in all his designs, and in his mercy, which is above all his works.”


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.

Color aerial photograph of the outdoor rosary garden, votive chapel and stations of the Cross at the Solanus Casey Center.

Visit the Solanus Casey Center

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.


1780 Mount Elliott St
Detroit, MI 48207-3427
Hours, Mass times and confession schedule

Cause for Canonization

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.

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Blessed Solanus Casey meets with a couple in an office at the monastery
A close-up photo of a wood handcarved statue of Blessed Solanus Casey located in St. Bonaventure Chapel

The Father Solanus Guild

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

From the Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey

Recent Blog Posts

January 23, 2024
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Photograph of a young boy who received a life-saving favor through intercessory prayer to Blessed Solanus Casey

Abel’s Story

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.

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December 6, 2023
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Colorized historic photo of Blessed Solanus Casey at a nativity scene in Detroit in 1944.

Mutual Hospitality

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.

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November 18, 2023
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Br. Josef Timmers and Br. Michael Sullivan accompany Paula Medina-Zarate to the sanctuary with a relic of Blessed Solanus Casey during the Beatification Mass at Ford Field on November 18, 2017.

🗓️ Six years ago today…

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.

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October 20, 2023
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Fr. Larry Webber, OFM Cap.

Father Solanus and the Eucharist

We have heard and we know from our life’s experiences that trauma redeemed, as well as the Gospel spirit of poverty, are fundamental for understanding St Francis and his power in the world and in the history of the Church, as well as in his humble son Blessed Solanus

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Upcoming Events

Event Feb 23

Stations of the Cross

Join us in the new outdoor Stations of the Cross at the Solanus Casey Center as we pray the stations every Friday during Lent.

Event Feb 28

2024 Lenten Series: The Sacraments – A Lifetime of Grace

Come prepare for Easter with the Capuchins and join us for the return of our popular annual Lenten Series. The February 28 talk is on “Marriage” with Mrs. Sally McCuen, OFS.

Event Mar 01

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

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.



Pardon our dust

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.

Man holding prayer card

Canonization Prayer

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.”

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
May 2017

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