Thursday, November 5, 2015

Venerable Solanus Casey, patron saint of baseball, ora pro nobis!

Solanus Casey was born in the La Crosse Diocese and attended seminary in Milwaukee.

He was a huge Detroit Tigers fan.
Eighty-five-year-old Brother Leo recalled that Fr. Solanus had “a great sense of humor. He would tell little jokes—often on himself. The friars would kid him a lot, too. He loved hot dogs smothered with onions and he loved baseball. Even when away from Michigan he would keep tabs on the Detroit Tigers. It was his simple and down-to-earth manner that made it easy for people to relate to him. No one seemed intimidated by him.”
There are photos somewhere that I have seen with him in full habit playing catcher at his friary.  (if you have seen them, let me know!)

A truly American Saint!

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