Blessed Bernard Francis Casey

Blessed Bernard Francis CaseyAlso known as

  • Francis Solanus
  • Father Solanus
  • Solanus Casey



Bernard joined the Franciscan Capuchins in 1897. He was ordained a priest in 1904, but because he was unable to complete the academic requirements of priesthood, Father Solanus was limited in his duties, not being permitted to preach, hear Confessions or perform other tasks usually associated with priests, but instead assigned as porter of his house, first in New York and then at the Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. A miracle worker, and a man whose simple faith and deep prayer life led him to be a much sought after spiritual advisor.





Additional Information


God will answer our prayers. – the response of Father Solanus to most problems

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernard Francis Casey“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2020. Web. 24 June 2021. <>