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Minute Meditations

Accepting God’s Plan

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One evening a lady came into the office. She had just come from seeing her husband in the hospital. She asked Solanus’s prayers and requested that he telephone her husband and give him some words of comfort. Solanus called the man’s room and told him that his wife was in the office and had asked for prayers for his recovery. After a few words of encouragement he said to the man, “Now, John, I will be praying for you this evening. I am going to pray for a happy death.” It was not what the man or his wife expected to hear, but Solanus was able to prepare them to accept God’s plan. The following day the man died a happy, peaceful death, and his wife and family found peace also.

—from the book Gratitude and Grit: The Life of Blessed Solanus Casey
by Brother Leo Wollenweber, OFM Cap, 47


Gratitude and Grit: The Life of Blessed Solanus Casey

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