By Catherine M. Odell
“What does it matter where we go? Wherever we go, won’t we be serving God there?”
Father Solanus Casey (1870–1957) — Wisconsin native, Capuchin friar, and miracle-worker — lived this motto throughout his life. By his gentle, cheerful example, he taught others to have that same trust in God.
Wherever he was sent — whether to parishes in New York City or monasteries in Detroit and tiny Huntington, Indiana — Father Casey was widely sought after for his wise counsel, powerful prayers, and miraculous healings. Visitors flocked to the humble monastery doorkeeper, seeking physical cures, advice, and spiritual renewal. Thousands of mourners attended his funeral in July 1957, hailing him as a modern saint.
Catherine M. Odell proves that Father Casey’s witness remains more important than ever. Featuring first-hand personal accounts and 16 pages of photos, Father Solanus Casey takes readers past the ordinary appearance of this self-effacing friar into his extraordinary holiness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Catherine M. Odell, a native of South Bend, Indiana, grew up and was educated in the shadow of Notre Dame’s “Golden Dome.” A freelance journalist, curriculum writer, editor, and teacher, she is the author of eleven other books, including Our Sunday Visitor’s Those Who Saw Her: Apparitions of Mary; Faustina: Apostle of Divine Mercy; Praying the Rosary for Intercession; and Angels of the Lord: 365 Reflections on Our Heavenly Guardians (co-authored with Margaret Savitskas). Odell and her husband Bill have two grown children and make their home in South Bend. She is a committed organic gardener, baker, walker, and reader.