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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 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!

NO PUBLIC MASS IN AUSTRIA AT THE MOMENT

 

 

 


 

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.

 

 


 

CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS 2020

SEELOS MASS 5 OCTOBER 2020 ST. MANG BASILICA, FÜSSEN, GERMANY

Holy Mass was celebrated by Father Raphael Kaltennecker OFM at 0830hrs on Monday 5th October 2020 in honour of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. The Feast of Blessed Seelos is celebrated in his hometown of Füssen, but not in any other parish in the Diocese of Augsburg. It is also celebrated in the Redemptorist houses based in Germany and Austria, making up the Province of St. Clement.

Even though there were COVID-19 restrictions, the Woman's Guild were present for their monthly Mass which coincided with Seelos Mass. "Father Seelos was a great example to his hometown and Füssen should be honoured to count him among their citizens," Father Raphael told the congregation during his short homily. Mass was followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The organist for the Mass was Albert Fry.

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL SHRINE, CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, U.S.A.

VIRTUAL HEALING MASS & SEELOS FEAST DAY CELEBRATION 1830hrs 5th October 2020

Celebrant: Fr. Greg Chervenak OFM Cap., Organist: Mark Steiner, Video: John A. Bone Photography production

Fr. Seelos served at SS Peter & Paul from 1857 to 1862.

 

ST. MARY´S ASSUMPTION, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, U.S.A.

VIRTUAL HEALING MASS & SEELOS FEAST DAY CELEBRATION 1300HRS 4 OCTOBER 2020

 


 

BLESSED SEELOS IN THE MEDIA

 

On this link Father Charlie Wehrley C.Ss.R., Communications Director of the Redemptorist Conference of North America, tells us more about Blessed Seelos.

 

The video below by Brother Barry Lujan C.Ss.R. gives a glimpse into the life of Blessed Seelos (Video curtesy of Common Home TV): 

 

Christian Catholic Media (12th October 2020)

Saint of the Day-Positive Living (12th October 2020)

Franciscan Media  Saint of the Day (12th October 2020)

National Catholic Register article (5th October 2020)

Redemptorists International Scala News (4th October 2020)

EWTN GB (6th October 2020)

Aleteia (5th October 2020)

 


 

SAVE THE SHRINE OF STS. PETER & PAUL, CUMBERLAND (7 SEPT 2020)

When their church was threatened with closure, some parishioners of St. Peter & St. Paul Church in Cumberland, Maryland, U.S.A. decided to do something about it. They set about saving their church for future generations – the newly launched website is part of those plans. The Church was founded by St. John Neumann, and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos also served there. The new website can be found here.

 


 

MONSIGNOR ARTHUR W. BASTRESS, PROMOTER OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS DIES AGED 93 (30 JUNE 2020)

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Arthur Milton Bastress and his wife, Francis Elizabeth Sellman. He went to St. Bernardine School and in 1944 graduated from Loyola High School. He was ordained a priest in 1951. After many different postings at the age of 71 he was made pastor of St. Alphonsus Liguori Church and Shrine in 1998. It is now the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori.Monsignor retired from the post in 2017.

Mosignor with the Pilgrimage Group in St Mang Basilika in front of the Seelos Shrine

Monsignor Bastress in 2011 on pilgrimage to St Mang Basilica Füssen, standing with pilgrims at the Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

The church is associated with St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. In 2011 he visited Füssen on pilgrimage and celebrated Mass in the Basilica. Monsignor Bastress's funeral Mass was celebrated Monday 20th July in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore.

 


 

The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R., New Orleans

Open Monday to Saturday 1000-1400hrs

Please follow COVID-19 guidelines when visiting. They can be found on the seelos.org homepage.

A special Seelos Mass is celebrated every Thursday at 1130hrs in St Mary's Assumption Church, New Orleans.