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Seelos Archive 13

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.

 

PILGRIM CENTER OF HOPE HOSTS ONLINE DISCUSSION ON BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS(13 JUNE 2020)

Mary Jane Fox Co-Founder & Co-Director of the "Pilgrim Center of Hope" in San Antonio,Texas,U.S.A. talks about Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.She founded the Pilgrim Center of Hope with her husband, Deacon Tom Fox in 1993.Their mission is to  guide people to answer Christ`s call and therefore encounter him in their lives,so as to live with hope,as pilgrims in daily life.The video is part of the center`s monthly outreach "Socials With The Saints" where they meet and discuss a different saint in a small community atmosphere.Due to the COVID 19 pandemic they have had to broadcast this months Saint,Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos online.You are welcome to view it below. 

 

NATIONAL SEELOS SHRINE,NEW ORLEANS,U.S.A. WEBSITE GETS A MAKEOVER(25 April 2020)

Photo Copyright Paul Schwarz

SEELOS.ORG the official website of the National Seelos Shrine based in New Orleans has completely overhauled their website making it for more user friendly and easy to navigate.From today visitors to the site will find it far more informative and they will be able to read about the life of Blessed seelos with a new added feature which shows his life in chronalogical order.Visitors can also request prayer as well as light candles at the shrine and buy goods from the shop.A new feature means those who have been granted favours through the intercession ob Blessed Seelos can fill in a form onsite to alert the shrine so that if need be they can contact the person and get more details.

 

The URL has not changed and remains the same SEELOS.ORG

OVER 1000 DIFFERENT DEVICES WERE TUNED INTO THE VIRTUAL SEELOS HEALING MASS WITH 983 ON AT ONETIME DURING THE MASS AND SERVICE THAT FOLLOWED.HUNDEREDS OF ONLINE PRAYER REQUESTS WERE POSTED DURING THE LIVE SERVICE WHICH WAS CELEBRATED IN THE CHAPEL OF THE SEELOS WELCOME CENTER IN NEW ORLENS.FATHER AARON MESZAROS C.Ss.R.;PASTORAL VICAR & LOCAL REDEMPTORIST SUPERIOR CON-CELEBRATED WITH FATHER RICHARD BOEVER C.Ss.R. DIRECTOR BLESSED SEELOS WELCOME CENTER,FATHER GIL ENDERLE C.Ss.R.,ADMINISTRATOR BLESSED SEELOS WELCOME CENTER AND FATHER MAURICE NUTT C.Ss.R.; MISSIONARY;ALL BASED IN NEW ORLEANS AT ST MARY ASSUMPTION CHURCH.FATHER AARON INSPIRED ALL WITH A REALLY MOVING AND TOUCHING SERMON ABOUT BLESSED SEELOS AND HIS SERVICE TO THOSE WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER(20 APRIL 2020)

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF ST MARY`S ASSUMPTION CHURCH,NEW ORLEANS,THE LAST PLACE FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS SERVED IN AND WHERE HE DIED.