On Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, more than 60,000 Catholics gathered to hear Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, read aloud the apostolic letter from Pope Francis proclaiming Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan friar from Detroit, “Blessed Solanus Casey.” The stadium roared its approval after Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron read the proclamation in English.
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On Nov. 18, 2017, at Ford Field, a ceremony celebrating the beatification of Blessed Solanus will take place in the city where his healing and comfort touched the lives of many. Here, the people of Detroit will get a chance to celebrate the man who lived a humble yet remarkable life, full of concern for those in need.
The Diocese of Lansing was blessed with nine new permanent deacons and one transitional deacon on May 13. Bishop Earl Boyea ordained the new deacons at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in East Lansing. Meet the new deacons on these pages.
Volunteer Mika looking forward to experiencing “the same blessings and fellowship, but even stronger” at this year’s FaithFest
As a volunteer at last summer’s inaugural FaithFest at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Mika Besinger learned about teamwork, helping others, and – at a time when she was struggling – the messages of God.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to three young visionaries in the town of Fatima in Portugal. This report is excerpted from Fatima, 100 Years of Grace, by the World Apostolate of Fatima, U.S.A. – Our Lady’s Blue Army. If you would like to read an in-depth account of the miracle, its history and the lives of the children, accompanied by historical photography, visit giftshop.wafusa.org.