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A PARISHIONER WEBSITE ABOUT BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS

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FUNERAL MASS OF FATHER CARL HOEGERL C.SS.R.(11 Nov 2021)

Father Carl Hoegerl was responsible for the Beatification of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos


PRIEST RESPONSIBLE FOR BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED SEELOS DIES AGED 98 (9 Nov 2021)

Father Carl Hoegerl,C.Ss.R, died on the Feast of his patron Saint Charles Borromeo on 4th November 2021 aged 98.Another German Priest who was also a great promoter of Seelos,Bishop`s Vicar Karlheinz Knebel also died on the same day in 2017,It was also his name day! In 1984 Father Hoegerl was asked by the Redemptorist Superior General Father Joseph Pfab to work on the Canonisation cause of Servant of God Francis Xavier Seelos C.Ss.R. He was appointed by the Congregation of Saints Causes as an external assistant.Father Hoegerl`s funeral will take place at 1030hrs 11th Novemeber 2021 at  Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church;600 South Conkling Street;Baltimore,MD 21224.Burial will follow immediatly after the Requiem at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetary at 7401 German Hill Road,Dundalk, MD 21222.

The Mass will be live-streamed at  www.facebook.com/SagradoCorazondeJesus.SacredHeartofJesus

Fr. Carl W. Hoegerl, C.Ss.R., Obituary and Funeral Information

Catholic Review Redemptorist Father Carl Hoegerl dies at 98

Lilly & Zeiler Funeral Home Obituary


SEELOS IN FÜSSEN ARCHIVE NEWS 18 (September-November 2021)

SEELOS NEWS NOVEMBER EDITION FROM THE NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER NEW ORLEANS(1 Nov 2021)

SEELOS NEWS NOVEMBER EDITION FROM THE NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER NEW ORLEANS(1 Nov 2021)

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS PARISH BALDWIN COUNTY NEW CHURCH BUILDING UPDATE(29 Oct 2021)

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS PARISH BALDWIN COUNTY NEW CHURCH BUILDING UPDATE(29 Oct 2021)

On 25th July 2021 the Parish of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos celebrated the third anniversary of its first Mass.The Parish is located in Spanish Fort, Alabama and Father Jim Cink has been Parish Priest since its inception. At the moment they are still without a church to worship in.They hold their Sunday Masses at 0800hrs & 1030hrs at Prodisee Pantry at 9315 Spanish Fort Boulevard.The Video above shows the progress to date on the new Parish Church buildings.Their website can be found at  https://francisxseelos.org/


$10,000 COST HALTS CUMBERLAND SEELOS PROJECT FOR NOW(26 Oct 2021)

$10,000 COST HALTS CUMBERLAND SEELOS PROJECT FOR NOW(26 Oct 2021)

©David & Paula Schoenadel

The St Peter & St Paul Shrine located in Our Lady of the Mountains Parish,Cumberland,Maryland,USA has for months been trying to get hold of a Statue of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos for their purpose built grotto. Unfortuntaly this week they had to announce that for now the project has ground to a halt.They announced on their Facebook page "As you know from the previous update, the Grotto is complete minus a Seelos statue. A lamented picture of Blessed Seelos has been placed at the grotto.A Germany artist who lives 15 miles from the hometown of Blessed Seelos gave a price to carve one out of wood. This would have been amazingly beautiful and so fitting considering the Stations/Statues at the Shrine were made from locations in Germany. The cost for the Statue combined with shipping would be slightly under 10,000. Sadly this unfortunately is something we can’t afford right now. We are still looking into other possibilities."

©David & Paula Schoenadel

The group responsible for running the Shrine "Save the Shrine of St`s  Peter & Paul" have worked hard to keep it open after it was threatened with closure a few years back.All are volunteers and do it for the love of the Lord.The volunteers have made a prayer garden in the grounds and told their supporters"We have added to the prayer garden benches, more flowers , and a small Rosary garden with a statue of Blessed Mother holding the child Jesus. A small statue of Mother Mary was placed on the shelf at the Seelos Grotto.The Stations of the Cross are ordered. If they arrive late November early December they will be put up early Spring. You will see arrows in a particular picture showing where stations will be placed. Please come visit the prayer garden. Suggestions and ideas are welcome."

If any Seelos lover would like to help them they can be contacted by these means 

Friends of the Shrine of
SS Peter and Paul, Inc.
P. O. Box 1876
Cumberland, MD 21501
Maintaining the Shrine is the responsibility of the Friends of the Shrine of SS Peter and Paul. We are a 501c Non Profit organization. Our Lady of the Mountains Parish no longer financially supports the Shrine. In order to preserve, protect, and maintain the historic Shrine for future generations we are completely reliant on the generosity of our donors, near and far, that love our Shrine, a holy and beautiful place of worship. To donate, please mail your check to the address above or visit our website to donate online:
Please consider the Friends of the Shrine of SS Peter and Paul in your estate planning & will.

Meet the Redemptorists: Carl W. Hoegerl, C.Ss.R. (22 October 2021)

Meet the Redemptorists: Carl W. Hoegerl, C.Ss.R. (22 October 2021)

Carl W. Hoegerl was born October 10, 1923, in Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania. He once fondly reminisced about his youth. When he was a boy in the 1930s, his father asked him to take a basket filled with apples and a bottle of Kimmel schnapps to the local convent as a Christmas gift. After the holiday, the German sisters asked the young man to tell his father that the sisters enjoyed the apples immensely. In Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania, south of Erie, the sisters were part of a community where old-world German Catholicism was deeply ensconced and the cultivation of piety and respect for religious life was normative. It was not altogether unexpected therefore, that Carl would enter the Redemptorist high school seminary at nearby North East, Pennsylvania, and there he developed a voracious appetite for reading. He was class organist and, in his last year, was valedictorian. After novitiate at Ilchester, Maryland, where he professed vows, he went on to further studies at Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary. He was ordained a priest in the chapel at Mount St. Alphonsus in 1950. He later began graduate studies in medieval history at the Catholic University of America. A long period as an educator ensued. Between 1953 and 1972 he was a professor in the Redemptorist minor seminary at North East and then at the major seminary at Esopus, where he also served as prefect of students. A fellowship from the American Association of Theological Schools allowed for study at the University of Münster where he expanded his knowledge of Martin Luther and Reformation history. He even passed through Checkpoint Charlie to East Berlin to attend a conference on the 450th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses.

From 1972 to 1978 he was master of novices for the three American Provinces of the Redemptorists. He incorporated contemporary theology grounded in tradition at a time when the residual effects of the Second Vatican Council were beginning to be felt in profound ways both in religious life and the wider Catholic world. In 1978, he was appointed pastor of St. James and St. John Church, Baltimore. He enjoyed urban ministry—his only foray into direct pastoral work to this point—and used his brief pastorate to collect a large reservoir of information on Redemptorist history in Baltimore. After only two years, however, he was called to Rome by the Redemptorist Superior General, Most Rev. Joseph Pfab, who appointed Fr. Carl to the Redemptorist Historical Institute at the order’s general headquarters. In 1984 Father Hoegerl began work on the canonization cause of the Servant of God, Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R., and was appointed by the prefect of the Congregation of Saints Causes as an external assistant. Father Hoegerl was able to canvas important archives around Europe for information on Father Seelos and this also broadened his knowledge of the history of the Baltimore Province as well. In 1987, Fr. Hoegerl began full-time work on the Seelos cause. It proved from documentary sources the heroicity of the virtues of Father Seelos and led to Seelos’ beatification on April 9, 2000. He was a concelebrant with Pope St. John Paul II at the beatification Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Father Hoegerl was re-assigned to the Provincial House in Brooklyn to become archivist of the Baltimore Province. He became the unofficial province historian. Among Father Hoegerl’s interests is his enjoyment of nature. He assisted in the greenhouse while a student at Esopus and later in life grew orchids. He is also renowned for his walks around Manhattan (where he chronicled every church visited) and earlier in life, for mountain climbing, particularly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In the Whites he summited nearly all the “Presidents” in that chain of mountains with elevations above 4000 feet. For his life-long service and accomplishments, the Institute for North American Redemptorist History presented Father Hoegerl with its 2013 Seelos Award. Father Hoegerl is now at the Redemptorist residence of St. John Neumann at Stella Maris in Maryland.

Patrick J. Hayes, Archivist

"Featured in the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province October 2021 Newsletter, The Baltimore Beacon."

Published on this website with permission of Baltimore Redemptorist Province


New Orleans: Bl. Francis Seelos annual celebrations Scala REPORT(16 Oct 2021)

New Orleans: Bl. Francis Seelos annual celebrations Scala REPORT(16 Oct 2021)

Redemptorists Scala News;International News from The Redemptorists worldwide carried a report about the Blessed Seelos celebrations in New Orleans last Sunday on  Saturday 16th October 2021 which can be read at  https://www.cssr.news/2021/10/new-orleans-bl-francis-seelos-annual-celebrations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-orleans-bl-francis-seelos-annual-celebrations


VERMONT CATHOLIC OCTOBER SAINT OF THE DAY(14 OCT 2021)

VERMONT CATHOLIC OCTOBER SAINT OF THE DAY(14 OCT 2021)

The Vermont Catholic is the online news source for the Diocese of Burlington USA. On 12th October the publications Saint of the Day was Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. Their full report can be found at https://vermontcatholic.org/saints/october-saint-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos/


FRANCISCAN MEDIA SAINT OF THE DAY(12 0CT 2021)

FRANCISCAN MEDIA SAINT OF THE DAY(12 0CT 2021)

As usual every year on 12th October, Franciscan Media celebrates their "Saint of the Day",Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.You can view their page and see my now 19 year old daughter praying in front of the Shrine of Blessed Seelos before it was moved to its current position in the Basilica of St Mang. https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/blessed-francis-xavier-seelos

Photo of the Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, St Magn Basilica, Füssen, Germany

Photos show the Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in St Mang Basilica. The first photos shows the present location at the back of the Basilica on the right hand side on the second level.the second shows the former position just inside the main door below the paiting of Our Lady.


SEELOS HEALING MASS FROM NEW ORLEANS SUNDAY 10 Oct 2021

SEELOS HEALING MASS FROM NEW ORLEANS SUNDAY 10 Oct 2021


REDEMPTORIST SCALA NEWS REPORT SEELOS FEAST DAY (9 Oct 2021)

REDEMPTORIST SCALA NEWS REPORT SEELOS FEAST DAY (9 Oct 2021)

Scala News, The International News Site for the Redemptorist Order worldwide reported on the memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.You can read the report and say the prayer they posted at this link  https://www.cssr.news/2021/10/october-5-memorial-of-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=october-5-memorial-of-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos


Aleteia.org CHOOSES SEELOS AS ITS SAINT OF THE DAY(6 OCT 2021)

Aleteia.org CHOOSES SEELOS AS ITS SAINT OF THE DAY(6 OCT 2021)

Catholic Media outlet Aleteia chose Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos as its Saint of the Day for 5th October 2021.

https://aleteia.org/daily-prayer/tuesday-october-5/?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_content=NL_en&utm_medium=mail&utm_source=daily_newsletter


NOBILITY.ORG -SEELOS FEAST(6 Oct 2021)

NOBILITY.ORG -SEELOS FEAST(6 Oct 2021)

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira was born in Brazil in 1908.He runs a website called nobility.org  Renowned in his home land as a man of action and fervent Catholic.He has held many high ranking posts in the Catholic Media. Yesterday he took the time to mention Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.

https://nobility.org/2021/10/04/october-5-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos-4/


THEY MIGHT BE SAINTS: FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS DVD(6 Oct 2021)

THEY MIGHT BE SAINTS: FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS DVD(6 Oct 2021)

Did you miss the episode of "They Might Be Saints" on EWTN about Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos broadcast on 5th & 6th October 2021. Here is your chance to get the DVD of the show.Pre-order your copy today for $15. Estimated shipping day is 18th October

https://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/they-might-be-saints-francis-xavier-seelos-dvd/p/HV00FXSD


MEMORIAL MASS OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS FROM THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST.JOHN NEUMANN(5 OCT 2021)

MEMORIAL MASS OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS FROM THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST.JOHN NEUMANN(5 OCT 2021)

CUMBERLAND CELEBRATES SEELOS FEAST (5 Oct 2021)

CUMBERLAND CELEBRATES SEELOS FEAST (5 Oct 2021)

The Shrine of St Peter & Paul in Cumberland are still awaiting the statue of Blessed Seelos to go in the newly built grotto,but they were not gonna let that dampen their spirits. Using a little savvy they came up with this to celebrate his feastday.Blessed Seelos served the Parish from 1857-1862.

©Photos Copyright Joe George


ATONEMENT ONLINE (5 OCT 2021)

ATONEMENT ONLINE (5 OCT 2021)

A retired Priest, Father Christopher George Phillips oof Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio;Texas chose to write about Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in his blog yesterday. You can read what he wrote at  https://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2021/10/blessed-francis-xavier-seelos.html


FÜSSEN CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF BLESSED SEELOS(5 Oct 2021)

FÜSSEN CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF BLESSED SEELOS(5 Oct 2021)

Here in Füssen the 0830hrs Monday morning Mass celebrated in the Choir Stalls behind the main Altar was meant to be for Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.However It caused a slight problem as the priest celebrating Mass, Father Raphael OFM is a Franciscan and of course the Feast of Saint Francis is celebrated on 4th October the day of Blessed Seelos death! So he celebrated the feast of St Francis with Bidding prayers mentioning Blessed Seelos.After Holy Mass there was Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and then many gathered at the Seelos Shrine here in St Mang Basilica;Füssen for prayers led by Father Raphael OFM and these concluded with a blessing through the intercession of Blessed Seelos.In honour of the 154th Anniversary of his death,relics and prayer cards from the National Seelos Center in New Orleans were put out for those visiting to take free.

In Germany the only places that celebrate the feast of Blessed Seelos are the Redemptorist convents and monasteries and the City of Füssen.On the actual Feastday 5th October Father Frank Deuring Parish Priest & Dean of Marktobersdorf Deanary celebrated the Mass of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos at 0830hrs in St Walburga Church, Weißensee.

 


EWTN USA TO SCREEN SEELOS SPECIAL ON HIS FEASTDAY 

To view the programme you must watch the USA channel of EWTN NOT the European channel

5 OCT 2021

Europe 2330hrs  USA 1730hrs Eastern 1630hrs Central 1430hrs Pacific

6 OCT 2021

EUROPE 0830HRS USA 0330HRS EASTERN 0230HRS CENTRAL 0030HRS PACIFIC


RADIO HOREB REMEMBERS THE FEAST OF BLESSED SEELOS (5 0ctober 2021)

RADIO HOREB REMEMBERS THE FEAST OF BLESSED SEELOS (5 0ctober 2021)

CATHOLIC REVIEW RADIO INTERVIEW WITH FATHER RICH OF NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER (5 Oct 2021)

CATHOLIC REVIEW RADIO INTERVIEW WITH FATHER RICH OF NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER (5 Oct 2021)

Catholic Review Radio is part of the Baltimore Archdiocesan outreach.On 3rd October they did a full length interview with Father Richard Boever,Executive Director of the National Seelos Center in New Orleans.

 RADIO INTERVIEW: The inspiring life of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

https://catholicreview.org/radio-interview-the-inspiring-life-of-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos/

 

 


NATIONAL REVIEW ARTICLE ABOUT BLESSED SEELOS(5 OCT 2021)

NATIONAL REVIEW ARTICLE ABOUT BLESSED SEELOS(5 OCT 2021)

Kathryn Jean Lopez,of the National Review wrote an article about Blessed Seelos which was published 4th October 2021.You can read the article 

at https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/10/a-pandemic-priest-from-new-orleans-wants-to-encourage-you/


SEELOS NEWS OCTOBER EDITION FROM THE NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER NEW ORLEANS(5 OCT 2021)

SEELOS NEWS OCTOBER EDITION FROM THE NATIONAL SEELOS CENTER NEW ORLEANS(5 OCT 2021)

 

SEELOS GROTTO IN CUMBERLAND WILL BE READY FOR SEELOS FEASTDAY!(22 September 2021)

The Shrine of St Peter & Paul in Cumberland, Maryland have many dedicated voluntary helpers who day to day keep it open. They posted yesterday on their Facebook page the following message 

 
 
 
 
                                                         The Grotto is near completion and it will be ready for the feast day of Blessed Seelos October 5th. The pad for the statue to rest will be finished soon and we are still waiting to hear about a Blessed Seelos statue.
                                                         The Grotto is near completion and it will be ready for the feast day of Blessed Seelos October 5th. The pad for the statue to rest will be finished soon and we are still waiting to hear about a Blessed Seelos statue.
Inside the Grotto you will see a little shelf to the left. The shelf is for a small statue of the Blessed Mother. We know she is always looking over us and praying for us constantly.
Inside the Grotto you will see a little shelf to the left. The shelf is for a small statue of the Blessed Mother. We know she is always looking over us and praying for us constantly.
We give thanks to Our Lord, to Our Blessed Mother , to Blessed Seelos for making this possible.
We give thanks to Our Lord, to Our Blessed Mother , to Blessed Seelos for making this possible.

©Photos copyright-David & Paula Schoenadel

https://portraitsofsaints.tumblr.com/post/178758869271/happy-feast-day-blessed-francis-xavier-seelos

 

 

Seelos Shrine Füssen-St Mang Basilica