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SolanusIf your boy is due in November you might consider the name Solanus, after the friar who spent his adult life serving the poor of Detroit. Due to be beatified on November 18 this year, the friar was renowned for his ability to heal the sick, lend a caring ear, give spiritual counsel to those in need, and his gratitude for all of God’s blessings. Described by Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron as "an inspiration … of the power of grace to transform one’s life,” Solanus Casey could very well become the first US-born male saint thanks to the motto he lived by: “Trust God, it will all work out.”

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