Blog Posts for "Fr Solanus Casey"

Episode 14 Tap Into Life - Detroit

Listen to our recent podcast episode!   On May 4, 2017 Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decree regarding the miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Solanus Casey, allowing Fr. Solanus' Cause for Canonization forward. Fr. Solanus is to be Beatified! Hear from Fr. Larry Webber and Fr. Tom Nguyen as as they talk about what that means and how Fr. Solanus still inspires us 60 years after his death. Do you have comments about the podcast? Email us: TapIntoLifePodcast@gmail.com   Want to join Fr. Tom at his monthly Young...

Doorways of Encounter, Holiness and Service

St. Conrad of Parzham Today we celebrate the memory of our Capuchin brother St. Conrad of Parzham, who lived and served in Germany during the turbulent 19th century.  At the age of 31, after several failed attempts to enter religious life, he was allowed to join the Capuchins, initially as a tertiary or “third order” brother.  He was subsequently welcomed into the novitiate.  He survived a difficult year and, following perpetual vows, became the porter St. Ann Friary and the shrine of Mary, Mother of Mercy in Altötting in 1852.  It would be the...

Providence, Persistence, Prudence and Patience

Malachi 3:13-20b; Luke 11:5-13 Thursday of the 27th Week of Ordinary Time I recently have had to deal with some unanticipated health issues.  After sharing them with family, friends and the Capuchin fraternity, I was really overwhelmed by the number of people who have let me know that they’re praying for me. In today’s gospel passage, Jesus encourages his disciples to count on God’s loving providence:  “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” The words—&ldquo...

Everyone's Favorite! The Annual Detroit Ministry Weekend

The Midwest Capuchins are making final preparations for the annual Detroit Ministry Weekend. Year after year, this is one of the favorite vocation events for our inquirers and candidates. This year's dates are Friday, October 31,  through Sunday morning, November 2. Three popular Capuchin ministries are visited during this event. On Friday evening, Fr. Larry Webber, the director of the Father Solanus Casey Center will walk us through the center, opening up the various lessons to be learned. It is a building that teaches the spiritual life. We will also learn the  basics of Venerable Solanus' life. Bro. Jerry Smith spends all...

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