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SEELOS IN FÜSSEN

A PARISHIONER WEBSITE ABOUT BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS

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SEELOS SHRINE FÜSSEN UPDATE

St Mang Basilica is open, please keep at least 1.5 metres away from others who wish to pray.

YOU MUST WEAR A FFP2 FACE MASK IN THE BASILIKA AT ALL TIMES.

Mass is celebrated on Monday at 0830hrs & Friday evening at 1830hrs (Krippkirche).

Sunday Mass is celebrated at 1800hrs Saturday (1st Mass of Sunday) and Sunday at 1030hrs.

Holy Communion can only be received in the hand in Germany! 

Persons who are in possession a a doctor`s certificate excusing them from wearing  a mask ARE NOT TO ATTEND PUBLIC SERVICES until further notice

 


SEELOS IN FÜSSEN NEW WEBSITE(7 April 2021)

For many months we have been trying to transfer the Seelos In Füssen website to a new domain with a .de prefix.

It is hoped that with in the next 60 days we will finally be able to do just that! This will allow us to use eucharisticrenewal.org to promote the life of Father Bryan Storey who gave us this domain to use for his projects and Seelos In Füssen.

The new website has a test page which will be visible for the next 30 days until Friday 7th May

Check out the new seelosinfuessen.de domain.

 

 

 


"IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLESSED SEELOS" PILGRIMAGE FOR 2022! (Updated info 4 April 2021)

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FATHER RICHARD BOEVER C.Ss.R. DIRECTOR OF SEELOS CENTER-NEW ORLEANS TO HAVE HIS LIFE OF SEELOS PUBLISHED(26 Feb 2021)

A new book about the life of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos by Father Richard Boever C.Ss.R., Director of the National Seelos Center in New Orleans is due to be published by Liguori Publications in September 2021. The book is written as if the story of his life is being told by Blessed Seelos himself. Those who are avid readers of Seelos News  the monthly newsletter of the Shrine will have read some of the different chapters in the book as it was published from April 2020 onwards.

 


 

 

 

SEELOS CENTER-NEW ORLEANS TRYING TO ARRANGE "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLESSED SEELOS" PILGRIMAGE FOR 2022! (26 Feb 2021)

Tegelberg and Sauling in this view of the Ammergau Alps in Füssen

Father Richard Boever C.Ss.R.,Director  of The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in New Orleans has been very busy trying to arrange a pilgrimage to Europe in 2022 called "In the Footsteps of Blessed Seelos". If Father Rich can get enough people interested it is scheduled to take place from 6th September-16th September 2022. Apart from plenty of time to see the places connected with Blessed Seelos here in Füssen, the Pilgrimage will also take in the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play  on Sunday September 11th. The Passion Play  is presented every 10 years but because of the pandemic had to be rescheduled to 2022. They will also visit the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle  which has well over 1 million visitors per year and was built by King Ludwig 11 of Bavaria in honour of the world famous composer Richard Wagner. Another place on the visit list is the  Wieskirche which is world famous and  on the UNESCO list as a world heritage site. This Pilgrimage Church famous for its Rococo art also has over 1 million visitors per year. 

Interested? Please contact us at seelosnola@gmail.com or (504) 525-2495 and let us know. If there is enough interest, we will develop this idea further.

 

 


 

SEELOS BIRTHDAY REMEMBERED IN FÜSSEN & NEW  ORLEANS(11 JAN 2021)

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was remembered in Füssen,the town of his birth, at the 0830hrs Mass Monday 11th January 2021.

Father Raphael OFM told the assembled congregation that today was the 202nd birthday of Blessed Seelos.

 Also in Füssen the new curate Father Joshi will be moving into the former home of the Seelos family which they lived in when Francis Xavier`s father became the sacristan of St Mang.

Meanwhile in New Orleans Father Richard Boever, Director of the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos sent out the following email

To honor the birth of Francis Xavier Seelos, we are excited to announce our “birthday gift” giving campaign!
 
When you make an offering of one of the levels below, in addition to continuing the vital mission of Blessed Seelos, you will receive small tokens of our appreciation and heartfelt thanks from everyone at the Shrine.
 
"Due to the virus, we have had to cancel three Seelos Masses and our flow of pilgrims has diminished. This has greatly affected our donations. Throughout January, we are asking for offerings in the form of “birthday gifts” in appreciation of Blessed Seelos, to continue his cause of canonization, and to offer a place of peace and quiet at the Shrine. May this add up to a happy birthday for our Blessed!"
 
– Fr. Rich Boever, Shrine Director
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Two candles will be lit and prayers will be said for your intentions at the Shrine, you will be enrolled in the annual Seelos Mass League, and a Seelos rosary and lapel pin will be sent to you.
 
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GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW CHURCH TO SERVE SEELOS PARISH IN SPANISH FORT,ALABAMA (11 JAN 2021)

WKRG TV  MOBILE ALABAMA  covers the groundbreaking ceremony for Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish in Spanish Fort ,Alabama

 

 

SEELOS PARISH IN SPANISH FORT TO CONSECRATE THE GROUND FOR CHURCH ON 10th JANUARY 2021 (27 DEC 2020)

©Parish Logo of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos,Spanish Fort,Alabama

The Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish in Spanish Fort, Alabama will finally consecrate the ground where the Church is to be built. It will consecrated 10th January 2021.The locals have a special name for this ceremony,it`s called "groundbreaking"! Until now the Parish have used a local charity building serving the poor, "Prodisee Pantry" to celebrate their Sunday Masses.

The Parish was instigated by Archbishop of Mobile, Alabama, USA, Thomas J.Rodi on 18th May 2018.He appointed Father James Cink as the Parish Priest from 30th June 2018. 

The Archdiocese donated 105218 square metres of land for the Church itself and associated buildings. It location in Spanish Fort, 2 miles east of the Highway 181 and Highway 31 intersection on Highway 31, will enable it to serve the growing catholic population of the Malbis area of Baldwin County.It was the first time in 40 years that a new Parish had been started from scratch in the Mobile Archdiocese. The Parish is the 3rd in the United States to be named after Blessed Seelos,the other being located at 3037 Dauphine St,New Orleans, Louisiana & 360 Lameuse St, Biloxi.

Video from WKRG TV showing the ground the new Parish will be built on

 


 

SEELOS FAMILY GRAVE SHOWN ON KATHOLISCH 1 TV(27 N0v 2020)

The local Catholic TV Station for Augsburg Diocese Katholisch 1 TV recently visited Füssen. They interviewed Deacon Friedl Hofmann who is an expert on Füssen and the life of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. He was asked to give a talk about the St Sebastian Catholic Cemetery here in Füssen. The video below is in German but if you go to 3 minutes 42 seconds on the video you will see where his face lights up as he shows the Seelos family grave which also bears a plaque commemorating the life of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.

 

 


 

SEELOS IN FÜSSEN RELAUNCHED (25 Nov 2020)

Seelos in Füssen has been completely revamped and launched in its new form the day before Thanksgiving in the United States of America. We would like to thank our American friends in New Orleans for all the help they have given to enable us to share the life of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos with more people throughout  the world.

Especial thanks go to Father Richard Boever,C.Ss.R. Director of the Blessed Seelos Welcome Center,New Orleans for the help and advice he has given us. We would also like to thank  Ian Mundi and all his staff at STUDIO MUNDI for all the work they did to relaunch the website. We are grateful to them all and wish them all a Happy Thanksgiving 2020.

 


 

SEELOS IN FÜSSEN NEW DOMAIN PUT ON HOLD (26 Oct 2020)

We hoped that "Seelos In Füssen" would finally have its own website. Unfortunately due to technical problems, it has been put on hold. It was hoped that having a German domain would attract more Germans to visit our site and learn about Blessed Seelos, their own countryman. It would also have enabled us to devote eucharisticrenewal.org to the life of UK priest, Father Bryan Storey R.I.P., and his work with translating the "Meditations on the Eucharist" series of books by Polish priest Father Tadeusz Dajczer, founder of the "Families of Nazareth" movement. We hope to move forward with this project in 2021.

 


 

THE PITTSBURGH CATHOLIC CARRIES STORY OF 13 YEAR OLD WHO WAS PARALYZED DUE TO TRAMPOLINING ACCIDENT (10 Oct 2020)

The Pittsburgh Catholic is the oldest Catholic newspaper in continuous circulation in the United States. It is the official source of news for the Pittsburgh Diocese. It is now only online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 9th October they published a news item by Jennifer Anktowiak about a 13 year old girl who injured herself playing on a trampoline. The girl, called Mary, attends classes online at her school, Blessed Seelos Academy, Wexford, Pennsylvania. For the full story watch the video below and read the story.