A late priest born in far western Wisconsin will soon be one step away from Catholic sainthood. Father Solanus Casey will be posthumously beautified during a Mass and ceremony this Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit, where he started a well known soup kitchen as a member of the Capuchin/Franciscan Order of Saint Joseph. Casey was born in 1870 in the Pierce County town of Oak Grove near Prescott, the sixth of ten children of Irish immigrants who came to the U-S after Ireland’s famine crisis. He died in 1957, and a woman in Panama is said to have had a skin disease healed through her prayer at Casey’s tomb in Detroit — and that’s why Pope Francis decreed Casey as the third American to receive the title of “Blessed,” one step from being one of the eleven U-S Catholic saints. About 70-thousand people will attend Saturday’s Mass.