In 1995, Pope John Paul II bestowed on Bernard (Solanus) Casey the title of Venerable making him the first male born in the U.S. to be elevated to this position. This true story of an American saint, excerpted from the official 1300-page canonization document, is both a moving spiritual biography and an inside look at the canonization process.
"A half century ago when I was a young seminarian at Orchard Lake, Michigan, already I had heard about the saintly Father Solanus and the power of his prayer and spiritual wisdom. Having served as Archbishop of Detroit for almost a decade now, with each passing day I see more and more fruits of the spiritual legacy of Father Solanus. The biographical history and analysis of his life and virtues will certainly be a source of inspiration and encouragement for members of the Church and the wider public as we begin the Third Millennium of Christianity!"
--Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit
"This book will be of great interest not only to those who are already acquainted with the life of Father Solanus Casey, but also to all those who are seeking to find meaning in their lives and to those who are seeking to live the Christian life more fully. The life of Father Solanus is an extraordinary inspiration for everyone."
--Edmund Cardinal SzokaPresident of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican Ciry State
"This volume makes public the simple yet awesome facts of a man whose relationship with God was so profound that his prayers could help heal people."
--The New york Times
Michael Crosby, O.F.M., Cap., editor, was a collaborator for Casey's beatification.