On Saturday, the Catholic Church officially recognized that quality in the late Capuchin friar, declaring him “Blessed Solanus” in a beatification Mass at Ford Field. "I've been waiting for this day for 14 years," said Lily Flask of Livonia, Mich., who believes Casey's intercession helped save her husband from heart problems in 2003. "I prayed every day to him. ... I had to be here today."
And on Saturday, the Roman Catholic Church officially recognized the Capuchin friar as one too, declaring him “Blessed Solanus” in a beatification ceremony at Detroit’s Ford Field. The rare ceremony put Casey, who co-founded the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, one step and one miracle away from being declared a Catholic saint. Detroit's ceremony was the third time a beatification mass occurred in the U.S.
For three years, Laurie Lucent has suffered from a problem with her skull and brain that gives her explosive headaches. To help cope, the 58-year-old woman from Macomb often visits the tomb of Father Solanus Casey on Detroit's east side. "When I come here, I feel good, I feel safe," Lucent said inside the Solanus Casey Center on Thursday afternoon. "I feel like this is where I belong. I look here at Father Solanus. ...
First Place SPJ-Detroit for a profile of the first American to die in Syria's civil war.
Judges’ comments: "What an interesting topic. And such a challenging reporting job, given the circumstances of
Mansfield's death. I'm sure many reporters in Detroit wish they'd written this piece. Nice detail throughout. Great sources,
some of whom surely weren't eager to talk. Some of the father's quotes stuck with me long after I'd finished reading."
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