Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cause for Venerable Solanus Casey

~from Michigan Catholic

When Bro. Leo Wollenweber, OFM Cap., flies to Rome Sunday, Oct. 14, he may be carrying with him details of the miracle that finally advances the Ven. Solanus Casey the next step on the way to being declared a saint.

"I have three cases that look promising, for which I have some medical records," said Bro. Wollenweber, vice postulator for the sainthood cause of the famous Capuchin who served as porter at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit.

He will deliver the reports on the three remarkable healings to Fr. Florio Tessari, OFM Cap., postulator general for all Capuchin sainthood causes.

"We'll need people's prayers so that we'll have good success with this," Bro. Wollenweber said.

He said he will also give Fr. Tessari copies of the series of articles that ran in The Michigan Catholic in July and August on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Fr. Solanus' death.

Many astonishing healings were attributed to Fr. Solanus' prayers during his lifetime (1870-1957), and his virtue was recognized when he was declared venerable by the late Pope John Paul II.


Tom in Vegas said...

I had a friend that prayed earnestly to Fr. Solanus for his daughter and I think they were able to eventually overcome that intense and trying period of their lives. As a matter of fact, I think his grandson was named Solanus, in honor of the venerable priest!


Argent said...

I really hope that his cause is advanced soon.