(SOLD) Bl. Solanus Casey

A quiet doorkeeper from Detroit, MI who’s holiness reached people across the United States. Read all about his life below!


Original oil painting on unstretched canvas. Comes with a walnut wood frame attached to the canvas by strong magnets.


Blessed Solanus Casey is the first male American to be canonized (St Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first female)

Born in Wisconsin in 1870, he served during his religious life mostly in Detroit, but also Indiana and New York.

After leaving his childhood home, Solanus (who was then called Bernard) worked as a prison guard where he befriended many of the inmates, and talked to them about God and life.

But soon he would witness a murder, which changed everything. He left his job and entered the seminary, sure he would become a priest.

At that time all the classes were taught in German or Latin, neither of which he knew, so naturally he did really bad, failing out, in fact.

With advice that he should enter religious life and try to become a priest there, he entered the Capuchin Franciscan order (same as Padre Pio), went through there seminary as well, but for the same reasons as before, didn’t pass.

They ordained him a simplex priest, which means he could say Mass, but could not give homilies or hear confessions.

Left as the lowly doorkeeper to the monastery, Solanus greeted and aided everyone who passed through.

Soon though, people would line up around the corner, just to speak with him.

So what happened? His quiet sanctity, and love of listening, drew everyone to him. And many, many, many miracles were attributed to his intercession while he was alive.

And even after his death in 1957, miracles have been flooding in. One has been approved towards his canonization which is why he is a Blessed. (The canonization process is long and complex. And fascinating.)

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in


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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

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Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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