When you’re in town for the Beatification Ceremony, be sure to stop by the Solanus Casey Center and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
The Solanus Casey Center has special hours for the Beatification:
- Thursday, Nov. 16: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 17: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 18: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. The center will close from 2:30-6:30 p.m. for the ceremony
- Sunday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
For those bus groups who have indicated that they wish to tour the Solanus Casey Center during Beatification weekend, we ask that you schedule your group’s tour for an exact day and time. Many busloads carrying pilgrims are expected November 17, 18 & 19. Schedule your tour here as soon as possible.
The Solanus Casey Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace. They hold many events throughout the year, and will be holding several around the time of the Beatification Ceremony. To see an up to date event calendar, visit their website.
You can also take a virtual tour of the Solanus Casey Center here.
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen got its official start in the city of Detroit during the Great Depression. Fr. Solanus Casey encouraged the friars to give the poor who were knocking on the monastery’s door asking for bread. Lines at the soup kitchen soon grew to more than 2,000 people waiting for their only meal of the day. Friars and people of the Secular Franciscans joined together to gather food from farms and serve meals in the hall next to the St. Bonaventure Monastery on Mt. Elliott in Detroit. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen of today grew from these beginnings. Learn more about the soup kitchen here.
For more information, please call 313-939-2018.