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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Feast of Venerable Solanus Casey

If we only try to show the Dear Lord a good will and ask Him for resignation to the crosses He sends or permits to come our way, we may be sure that sooner or later they will turn out to have been just so many blessings in disguise.

~Venerable Solanus Casey
A young student in a Catholic school was once asked "who are the saints?" Thinking of the figures in the stained glass windows of the parish church, his response was prescient: "saints are the ones who let the light shine through.":

Today is the feast day of one of our patron saints, Venerable Solanus Casey. Father Solanus, a meek, humble, kindly doorkeeper, was also a great mystic, poet, counselor, and is thought to be one of the most prodigious healers in the history of the Church.
Many of our readers appreciate the sermons by Father Franklyn McAfee that we post on Sundays. Father McAfee's mother was one of the thousands healed by Father Solanus. Father McAfee's own reflection on Father Solanus is here.

Father Solanus Casey so completely surrendered his life to the will of God that he became a powerful vessel through which the light, love, and Divine Healing flowed in miraculous ways.

For this extraordinary living sermon, example, intercessor, and reflection of Divine Love, Deo Gratias!

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