Detroit’s Ascension St. John Hospital is a ground zero “hot spot” for a global pandemic. It’s also the hallowed ground where Blessed Solanus Casey died.
It might be little wonder, then, that cases COVID-19 have almost cut in half at the hospital over the past two weeks.
The Catholic Men’s Fellowship at St. Paul on the Lake Parish in Grosse Pointe Farms began praying in front of Ascension St. John on April 6, as the hospital’s caseloads peaked: 295 people with COVID-19 symptoms. The most severe cases ballooned. Then something happened.
Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin asked the group to carry two icons, the Divine Mercy image, and a portrait honoring Blessed Solanus (1870-1957).
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