Michael Crosby, O.F.M. Cap. — Book 282 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Press (2009)
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Thank God Ahead of Time: The Life and Spirituality of Solanus Casey
Michael Crosby gives us an inspiring and insightful story of one person’s unswerving faith in God’s abiding presence throughout the universe. Solanus Casey, the first man born in America to be declared venerable, was a quiet man devoted to service, simplicity, and Franciscan fellowship.
“For Solanus,” Crosby writes, “knowing God demanded a threefold response: appreciation, love, and service. Solanus wrote that everyone’s ‘purpose as a rational creature is to recognize and to know his Creator, so as to be able, intelligently to love him, confidently to hope in him, and gratefully to serve him.’”
Besides the gift of healing which brought happiness to many, Solanus Casey also used his gift of prophecy to encourage and challenge and to bring back hope to others. But the humble Capuchin’s greatest gift was charity—charity that not only characterized his happy relationship with God but that overflowed in the warm, caring, fraternal and even humorous way he related to his neighbor.
Stock #: FP16919
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