Father Solanus Casey – Church Back Home – Special- July 31, 2013


A special celebration today, honoring Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin priest known for his compassion and wisdom. Judged by his order to be not intellectually strong enough to preach or hear confessions, he founded soup kitchens during some of our worst economic times, worked with some of the most desperate of the poor, and giving advice. All that in addition to some acts before he became a Capuchin, including friendship with a man who had been one of this country’s most famous outlaws. There’s a family connection between Fr Solanus and me, in that he and my great-grandfather had a mutual friend. But then, there is also what Father Solanus did for me. And I think you’ll find something worth seeing in him, too!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal


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