By merely human standards, the life of Solanus Casey was no great success story. A mediocre student who couldn't keep up in diocesan seminary, he barely made it through the seminary of the Capuchin friars. When he was finally ordained, they made him a "simplex priest"-one who is not allowed to hear confessions or preach doctrinal sermons. So Casey spent fifty-three years in lowly service as a sacristan and doorkeeper. Nevertheless, he graciously accepted this humble station in life, and God rewarded him with a remarkable ministry of spiritual counsel and divine healings. This book tells the startling story of the simple friar whose loving concern for everyday people dramatically transformed thousands of lives. A Servant Book.
Brother Leo Wollenweber is a Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Solanus Casey. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has been a Capuchin Brother for 60 years. He currently resides at St. Bonaventure’s Monastery in Detroit where he continues to work for the canonization of Fr. Solanus Casey.
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