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Solanus Casey beatification affirms Phoenix friars’ presence, paves way for future...

The Phoenix is an allegorical bird that regenerates itself. Though it dies, it rises again from its own bones. The city of Phoenix was so named because there was once an ancient civilization that prospered in the desert but it was abandoned. Nonetheless, that desert civilization was reborn and we now call it home.

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

DETROIT (CNS) — Blessed Solanus Casey always said that “as long as there is a spark of faith,” there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

For local Catholics, friar set for beatification an example of confidence,...

Fr. Eduardo Montemayor, SOLT, along with every other priest of his order, may owe his priesthood to Fr. Solanus Casey, the Franciscan friar set to be the second U.S.-born priest and first U.S.-born religious male to be beatified Nov. 18.

Friar’s remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

DETROIT (CNS) — The remains of Fr. Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar’s beatification Mass in November.