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Seelos News Archive 16 (2021)

 

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS LIVED IN THIS HOUSE IN FÜSSEN

(14 June 2021)

In 1830 when Francis Xavier Seelos was 11 years old his father, Mang became sacristan of St Mang Church. With the job came the house opposite the church which is now Magnusplatz 8. This was a great help for the family who had previously lived in very cramped conditions in a house in the Spitalgasse.

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Without giving away to much private information we take you inside the house to show the views the family could see from the second floor.

Just inside the entrance steps leading to the 2nd floor. Inside the house itself

Views from inside the 2nd floor of the house.

Our thanks to Father Joshi Sebastian Valikulath MCBS, our Indian curate here in St Mang Parish who allowed us to take the photos from the flat he now lives in.


 

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS PARISH IN SPANISH FORT SUFFERS SETBACK AS MASSIVE STORM DAMAGE DELAYS NEW CHURCH CONSTRUCTION( 3 JUNE 2021)

Mobile, Alabama`s CBS affiliate WKRG TV reported that storm damage last week have caused a 4 week backlog on construction work to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Church which is under construction in Spanish Fort. Their full report is below.

REPORT ON NBC 15-Catholic Church building damaged in Spanish Fort

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/catholic-church-building-damaged-in-spanish-fort

 

 


 

SEELOS BAPTISMAL FONT(1 JUNE 2021)

Font where Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was baptised 11th January 1819. It is located in the baptistry at the rear of St Mang Basilica Füssen, Germany.

 Many visitors flow through the doors of St Mang Basilica daily. They stare at the magnificent organ at the rear of the Church and many find their way to the baptistry which can be found by going down the steps which can be found below the organ and upper level of the basilica. 

On descending the steps the first thing to meet the eye is the marble Baptismal font. It was here on 11th January 1819 that Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was baptised. 

The marble which was used to make the font was quarried 7.7 kilometres away on the far side of the Weißensee below the Weißenseeberg. It was moved across the lake when it froze over in the winter by the poor farmers living in the area who were forced to do it..

Font was quarried in this area 

The poor local farmers were forced to move the quarried marble across the Weißensee at this point when it was frozen during winter. 

 


 

 

 

Fr. Gil Enderle, C.Ss.R. Vice-Postulator of Seelos Cause RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT

(22 MAY 2021)

A REPORT on "WHERE WE STAND" THE CASE OF CARSON JOSEPH COYLE, METAIRIE, LA.

Many of the devotees of Blessed Seelos will remember the startling case of Carson Joseph Coyle. He is the young child who, when born in New Orleans in early March 2019, was not expected to live more than six hours. He had a severely damaged and bleeding brain, the result of his traumatic birth experience. His family invoked Our Lord through Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. Moreover, one of our designated "Seelos Blessers," Louisiana State Judge Dennis Waldron, went to the hospital to bless Carson with a relic and cross of Blessed Seelos. Young Carson is now is just past age two...walking, running, smiling and mischievous. I've had the privilege of seeing him as exactly such! Also, I have been allowed to study the medical data of his official diagnosis, which sounds like Greek: Ischemic Hypoxic Encephalopathy. It means that at birth he had suffered brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation and limited blood flow. In my role as "Vice-Postulator" for the Cause for Sainthood of Blessed Seelos I have charted and summarized this medically unexplainable event, and translated it into a brief document in Italian. Then, more recently, I have sent this report to the "Official Postulator" of the Causes of Saints at Vatican Offices in Rome, namely, my fellow Redemptorist Father Antonio Marrazzo. Father Marrazzo, in turn, gave my summary to his Roman Medical Doctor Consultant. Back came their preliminary opinion: that I (Father Enderle) was definitely to expand the testimony into a "fullcase presentation." Or, as I put it, I was given a "greenlight" to move forward with a much enlarged and documented presentation for consideration by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Accordingly, I am now assembling an enlarged and detailed presentation, using the official hospital records. This is where things stand at the moment. There is no guarantee of an ultimate Vatican declaration of "miracle." But we keep praying and hoping, as Blessed Seelos needs just one more such declaration of "miracle" through his intercession with the Good Lord.

Fr. Gil Enderle, C.Ss.R. Vice-Postulator of Seelos Cause

 


 

SEELOS CENTER-NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES EWTN FILMING THERE

(18 /20 May 2021)

EWTN has been filming at the National Seelos Center in New Orleans for a series called "They could be Saints" which is due to be televised around October 2021.

 

They interviewed Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond of New Orleans during the filming.


 

SEELOS CENTER NOW HAS DEUTSCH SEELOS NOVENA AVAILABLE(18 MAY 2021)

Father Rich Boever informed us today that finally the German version of the Seelos Novena is available in the National Seelos Center in New Orleans. Although translated by Dr Miriam Rosenthal-English and published with a short biography by then Vicar General of Augsburg Diocese, Prelate Karlheinz Knebel(R.I.P.) in 2011, it has only been available in Germany till now. 


The Seelos Novena was written by Father Byron Miller C.Ss.R.,Executive Director of the  National Seelos Center in New Orleans. When Deacon Fredl Hofmann and his wife, visited New Orleans with his son in 2009,they picked up a copy of the Novena in English.
During one of the meetings of the Parish Council of the Füssen Catholic Churches Partnership, Mrs Hofmann suggested it would be a good idea to translate the Seelos Novena into German. Father Frank Deuring, Parish Priest asked Dr. Miriam Rosenthal-English to undertake the work.

She completed the task in 2 months translating it free in her spare time, she forwarded it back to Father Deuring who then checked it for theological errors. The Novena was due to be printed for the 10th Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Seelos celebrations in Füssen during October 2010.



Translator:Dr.Miriam Rosenthal-English
50 copies were to be given away to see the need, unfortunatly due to technicalities the Novena never saw the light of day. When the origonal copy was translated, a curtesy copy was sent to Prelate Karlheinz Knebel, former Parish Priest in Füssen, who was then Vicar General of the Diocese of Augsburg.



Vicar General of Augsburg Diocese 2008-2010, 2010-2012:Prelate Karlheinz Kebel(R.I.P.) who
wrote a biography of Blessed Seelos to accompany the Novena and arranged for it to be published.
Prelate Knebel had a great love of Blessed Seelos and he made great efforts to see that Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was better known and imitated, He was the one who was finally responsible for it coming to fruition he arranged for Dominus Verlag to publish it and asked
Dr.Rosenthal-English if she would mind if he went ahead and had the Novena printed. He has added a biography of Seelos which he himself had authoured and added photos and graphics. The Novena was checked by Father Deuring when in Füssen and also by the Diocesan Theologian,Dr. Peter C. Düren.Dr.Duren runs his own publishing firm



Father Byron Miller C.Ss.R. Executive Director of the National Seelos Shrine and Center in New Orleans in 2010 who is the origional author of the Seelos Novena.

Those living in Germany can buy it here from the publisher Dominus Verlag who kindly sent copies to the National Seelos Center in New Orleans!-https://shop.strato.de/epages/61306125.sf/de_DE/?ObjectID=6870077


 

 

 

 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 had a test page which was visible until Monday 17th May

 

seelosinfuessen.de

 


 

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

 DOWNLOAD THE FULL ITINERARY  & RESERVATION FORM

 


 

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.
 

 

 


 

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