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Father Solanus: The Story of Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap. Paperback – December, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; Upd Sub edition (December 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879736712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879736712
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By annie VINE VOICE on June 14, 2000
Catherine Odell has done a wonderful job telling the story of the life of Father Solanus Casey who was declared "venerable" in 1995 by Pope John Paul II. The story of his life as a Capuchin priest who served as a porter is so inspirational, reminding us all that no matter what our calling in life, there are many ways in which we can all serve God. Many people sought healing and counseling from him and this humble man was truly an instrument of God on this earth. Father Solanus tells us that we should not pray for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about a modern day person who may very well become a canonized saint.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Larry on December 17, 1998
The story starts out rather slow and monotoneous, but before long you will find yourself completely emmerced in the psyche of this modern day saint. A touching story of one man's decision to say yes and to compleely surrender his life and his will to God's plan for his life. This humble man possessed those attributes that we all desire and seek, but somehow find elude us. This is a story of struggle, hope and the fullfillment of God's will in the very simple things of our lives. We are all drawn to this mindset and you will see the hunger and desire that we all have a hunger for by the unlikely attention that this man of God draws to himself without the desire to do so. If this beautiful story of real "life" brings a tear to your eye, you will have crossed that wonderful divide that seperates the spiritual from the secular, and you will in a very real sense find the hidden beauty of inner peace in the simple. I highly recommend this book for I believe it has set the roadmap for the true longing of the human spirit. The final words of Barney Casey are words that reverberate through the Centuries and words that should be readily on the tips of each of our tongues as we draw our last breath.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amaranta Laraine on July 29, 2004
This is a truly inspirational story. It not only shares his story of becoming a Capuchin Monk, but also about his early life. It is an interesting story about a man that we can all relate to in some way. Something really different about him is that he is not some person from another country that we only heard about because of the news. He is from the USA, he lived and worked in Detroit as a Porter and a priest. This is a wonderful story that everyone should read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol on December 7, 2012
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What an interesting book about a man who took the long way around to becoming a priest. This book covers the highs and lows of a very down-to-earth Irish man who almost was prohibited from becoming a priest because he could not readily learn his lessons, which were taught in German. He was an Irish-American who spoke only English. An uplifting book about a very simple man who helped thousands and thousands of people by his humble manner and his devotion to God. This book can help you look at your life in a very different way. You might even fall in love with Father Solanus Casey. I surely did!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Lewis on February 18, 2011
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I enjoyed this book very much. It reviewed the life of Fr Solanus Casey who spend most of his life in the Detroit area. It lets readers know that in spite of modern pressures and individual can not only live a healthy Christian life but they can rise higher than that. Solanus Casey is on track to becoming the first American born saint in the Catholic church. His career included many healings and other incredible events. I recommend this read to anybody interested in spiritual life.
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