Our Mission Today
The purpose of the Fr. Solanus Guild is to:
- keep alive the inspiring memory of Fr. Solanus;
- bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others;
- archive information about his life and work;
- provide prayer, support, and office services to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Solanus Casey.
The Guild was born on May 8, 1960 when a group of Fr. Solanus’ friends met to discuss organizing a guild in his memory. On July 31, 1960 the Guild held its first General Meeting after the 3rd Anniversary Mass to commemorate Fr. Solanus’ death. Organized with the approval of the Capuchin Provinical Superiors, a Board of Officers was elected. Soon many friends of Fr. Solanus asked to join. Today, over 100,000 members span 43 countries.
Membership is open to every living person interested in the Guild’s purpose. Each month, two special Masses are offered for members, one for the living, and one for deceased. All members share in the Masses, prayers, and good works of the Capuchins and fellow Guild members. We encourage you to pray for the Cause and one another. A membership card is issued to each member and all receive the Guild News quarterly. Lifetime members also receive a certificate and 8x10 color portrait of Fr. Solanus.
Many members belong to Circles within the Guild and have been active in promotion and fund raising. Thank you to everyone involved with the Fr. Solanus Guild and the efforts of educating the public about the encouraging faith of Fr. Solanus Casey. We appreciate your kind support and prayers. On May 4, Pope Francis announced that Venerable Solanus will be declared "Blessed." We look forward to celebrating with you on the day Venerable Solanus is officially declared “Blessed” (beatified) and ultimately “Saint” (canonized). Watch for the announcement of the Beatification details including the date and location.
Please consider joining the Guild and supporting our mission.