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SEELOS IN FÜSSEN

A PARISHIONER WEBSITE ABOUT BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS

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Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine- Füssen

Our Lady Of the Mountains Church( Frau am Berg Kirche)
Blessed Seelos had a great love of Our Blessed Lady. He often asked his sisters to go and pray for him at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Mountains.Letter contained in the book "Sincerely Seelos" The collected letters of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos edited by Carl Hoegerl C.Ss.R. mention the Shrine on page 69 ref 13. The Church can be found on the Tiroler Straße leading out of Füssen towards the Austrian border which is a kilometre away.
The organ in the Frau am Berg Kirche    Former Musical Director Albert Frey 
The organ in this church was built by Andreas Jäger. It was one of the last works he undertook. He died before it was completed and its thought that the organ was completed by Joseph Anton Weyrather from the Tirol.
The casing was built by Joseph Anton Obermiller
Older members of the congregation in Füssen remember when the "Via Claudia" was not such a wide road and that on the other side of the road were many houses and a Hospital for lepers.

Many people who walk past or drive past in the car wonder why there is the shape of a door which has been filled in in the centre of the Church but at least 2 metres above the road.

This was used by the lepers to cross over a bridge to the church. The bridge ,Hospital and Houses were bull-dosed in 1968 to make way for a bigger road to the border with Austria.
The church is used a few times a year for the celebration of Mass.

In the past its position on the Via Claudia meant many pilgrims stayed overnight in the two large dormitories located in the roof space of the church.

Frau am Berg Kirche Füssen

Füssen Kalvarienberg

The path at the back of the Frau am Berg Kirche leads up to the Füssen Kalvarienberg(Calvary)

May be an image of tree and nature

Half way up this Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Bavaria(Solemnity 1st May in all Bavarian Dioceses)

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