To mark the end of the Fall semester, seminarians gathered on December 14 to celebrate Mass and to bless a newly commissioned three-panel icon of Bl. Solanus Casey. The new icon presents a “window” into the life of Blessed Solanus, who continues to serve as a great example for seminarians and lay students at Sacred Heart.
Over the summer, Sacred Heart Major Seminary commissioned an icon—also known as a triptych, or a three-panel painting of Blessed Solanus—to help properly enshrine his first-class relic. The relic, which is a small bone fragment of Blessed Solanus encased in a silver reliquary, was gifted to Sacred Heart in 2018 by the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph.