- May 28, 2020
When Capuchin Franciscan Father Anthony Kote-Witah first walked into the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, he knew it was where God was calling him.
Sixty one years after his death and eight months after his beatification, Blessed Solanus Casey is still able to draw crowds in Detroit.
A businessman is donating $20 million to help the Solanus Casey Center which has garnered much interest since Father Solanus Casey was beatified in November. They are attempting to expand their charitable operations.
ROME— Pope Francis prayed for an end to the “painful poverty caused by war and conflict,” particularly in the Middle East, naming Lebanon in particular, after the political crisis sparked by the sudden resignation of the country’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, on a visit to Saudi Arabia. “Today, I would
Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was beatified yesterday, and he would likely be gratified to see that his first soup kitchen in Detroit has expanded into several locations across the city. Today, the original Capuchin soup kitchen not only serves food, it also provides showers to those who need them, as well as social services. It is connected to a Capuchin-run urban farm, which provides much of the produce for the kitchen.
Tens of thousands of people attended the beatification Mass of Capuchin Father Solanus Casey on Saturday at a Detroit stadium. Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato read a letter from Pope Francis, who described Casey as a “humble, faithful disciple of Christ.” He was given the title of “Blessed.”