Fr. Solanus Casey, the doorkeeper at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan, had already seen many people on that warm summer day in 1941. They came to him because he had a reputation for kindness and wisdom—and miracles. One who stopped in was a fellow Capuchin on his way to have emergency dental work; he was instantly healed when Solanus blessed him. Returning later to report that the dentist had found his tooth perfectly healthy, the brother received yet another surprise.
“This calls for a celebration!” said Fr. Solanus, opening a desk drawer. Out came some ice cream cones that he had been given...
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