Father Solanus: The Story of Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap.

by Catherine M. Odell

Paperback, 1995



Call number

922.2 SOL



Call number

922.2 SOL




Father Solanus Casey may well become the first native-born male saint from the United States. His dramatic story is one you won't soon forget.


Our Sunday Visitor (1995), Edition: Upd Sub, 240 pages


0879736712 / 9780879736712



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LibraryThing member johnredmond
I really enjoyed this short biography of this American Capuchin priest whose prayerful counseling and intercessions on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the troubled earned him the reputation of a miracle-worker in the first half of the 20th century.

The simplicity and trust evident in his relationship to our Lord was a real challenge to me. Father Solanus was ordained without faculties to preach doctrinal homilies or to hear confessions, and even as a priest he was assigned such duties as porter (doorkeeper) and looking after the altar servers in various parishes. But he pursued the path of holiness quietly and without fanfare. Reading the statements his Franciscan superiors had him sign acknowledging his academic lowliness before allowing him to proceed to his final studies for ordination made me understand the idea of dying to self in a new, more personal way.

Father Solanus has been declared Venerable by the Church (the first of three stages on the road to sainthood). Father Solanus pray for us!
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