Blog Posts for "Solanus Center"

Formation Friars Engage in Real Summer Ministry

The friars in Postnovitiate Formation spend most of the year in Chicago, going to school. Summers are different. Most of the friars in formation divide themselves up among the ministries of the province for a summer internship. Lately, one friar has travelled to Peru to study Spanish. Occasionally, a student stays in Chicago for a required summer course.Vito Martinez, Quan Nguyen, and Mark Romanowski are spending this summer with the Capuchin ministries in Metro Detroit: Capuchin Retreat, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and the Solanus Center. The Detroit Free Press ran an article on how these friars participate in the...

Famous Pewabic Tiles Illustrate Works of Mercy

I'm sure you are following John Celichowski's series on the Works of Mercy with as much interest as I do. John's experience in justice ministry and on the board of Franciscans International (the Franciscan Presence at the UN) gives him a perspective few others normally imagine.Some have asked about the images we are using to illustrate his posts on the Works of Mercy. They are tiles from the famous Detroit-based Pewabic Pottery Company. When the Solanus Center in Detroit was being built at the turn of the millennium, the planning group commissioned Pewabic Pottery to illustrate the 14 Works of...

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