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The 31st of July marks the 60th Anniversary of Fr. Solanus’ death. Remembrances and prayers will be offered at four scheduled liturgies the weekend prior to the day itself. A sense of celebration and joy pervades the anniversary of Fr Solanus’ death. Why would celebration and joy be paired with a death?
We invite you to a time of prayer and fellowship as we meet at the table of the Lord and gather around the table of fellowship. Please join us here at the Solanus Casey Center on Saturday, June 24th for Mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by a pasta dinner prepared by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Catering.
As I was offering a reflection on Fr. Solanus and his love for the Blessed Mother, I came across a fact that at first caused a chuckle, but soon became an inspiration.
Part of the reflection zeroed in Fr. Solanus’ daily praying the Magnificat. The Magnificat is found in Luke’s Gospel as a prayer of praise and thanks to God from Mary’s lips when she meets up with her cousin Elizabeth. Mary is flooded with the realization that God has done and is doing amazing things through her.
Chaos! Turning on the news feels like preparing oneself for an onslaught. Crisis here, scandals there, and so many things you thought you had a handle on are now up for grabs. For spiritual people finding God in the midst of the craziness proves a challenge to say the least.