Ford Field will host the beatification of Detroit friar Father Solanus Casey on Saturday at 4 p.m. The stadium expects a capacity crowd of more than 60,000 for the beatification. It’s the last step before sainthood for Fr. Casey.
In May, Pope Francis announced that Casey would be elevated to Blessed. He will be the second American-born male to be beatified
Casey was a friar at Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph in Detroit and a co-founder of the church’s well-respected and utilized Capuchin Soup Kitchen. He was born in 1870 and died in 1957.
WDET’s Jake Neher speaks with Ford Field Executive Chef Joe Nader about what kind of preparations are taking place ahead of the event, and to hear about Nader’s personal family connection with Fr. Casey.
Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation. Click here for more information.