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ContentsIntroductionThe Early Years November 25, 1870–December 24, 1896 Novitiate & Early FormationDecem ber 25, 1896–August 3, 1904Yonkers, New York August 4, 1904–July 14, 1918ManhattanJuly 15, 1918–July 31, 1924DetroitAugust 1, 1924–July 22, 1945BrooklynJuly 23, 1945–April 24, 1946HuntingtonApril 25, 1946–January 12, 1956The Last Year January 12, 1956–July 31, 1957The Spirituality of Solanus Casey NotesIndex2
 
This book includes quoted material from the archives of the following sources: Office of theCause/Guild of Venerable Solanus Casey:
 
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 Journey to Holiness
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Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual  Development,
 
 by Benedict J. Groeschel, ©1983, are used with permission.Scripture passages have been taken from
 
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Crosby, Michael, 1940-Thank God ahead of time : the life and spirituality of Solanus Casey / Michael H. Crosby. p. cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. ).ISBN 978-0-86716-919-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Casey, Solanus, 1870-1957. 2. Capuchins—United States— Biography. I. Title.BX4705.C33573C76 2009271’.3602—dc222009001481Print ISBN 978-0-86716-919-5ebook ISBN 978-1-63253-258-9Copyright ©2009, Michael H. Crosby,
 
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Why not foster confidence in God’s divine Providence by humbly and in allchildlike humility venturing to remind him in the person of our divine brother Jesus that we are his children. We should remind him that we are, and at leastwant to be reckoned, as among his ‘little ones.’ Therefore we should thank himfrequently for, not only the blessings of the past and present, but THANK HIM AHEAD OF TIME for whatever he foresees is pleasing to him that wesu
ffer. We should do this not only in general but in each particular case.We should leave everything absolutely in his divine disposal, includingwith all its circumstances, when, where, and how he may be pleased todispose the events of our death.
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