Significant Dates- Fr. Solanus

Nov. 25, 1870
Born Bernard Casey in Oak Grove WI

Dec. 18, 1870
Baptized, St. Joseph Mission Church, Prescott WI

First Communion, St. Patrick Church, Hudson WI

Jan. 14, 1897
Invested as Capuchin Novice Francis Solanus

July 24, 1904
Ordained as Priest, St. Francis Church

Aug, 4, 1904
His first assignment at Sacred Heart Friary, Yonkers NY

July 1918
Transferred to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, New York City

Oct. 25, 1921
Transferred to our Lady of Angels, Harlem NY

Aug. 1, 1924
Transferred to St. Bonaventure, Detroit MI

Apr. 25, 1946
Semi-retired, St. Felix Friary, Huntington IN

1956 Spring
Returns to Detroit for medical treatments

July 31, 1957
Gives up his soul to God at St. John Hospital, Detroit MI

July 11, 1995
Declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II

May 4, 2017
Pope Francis Announces Plan for Beatification of Fr. Solanus

November 18, 2017
Fr. Solanus is Beatified and is now known as Blessed.