America has its own Miracle Worker, and Miraculous healings are happening now!
Francis Xavier Seelos died in New Orleans and his Shrine is receiving thousands of visitors daily!
On September 27, 1866, Fathere Francis Xavier Seelos began his last journey for the Lord, to New Orleans, Louisiana.
As he was traveling on the train to New Orleans, a nun asked him how long he would be stationed in New Orleans.
His reply was “I will be there for one year, and then I will die of the Yellow Fever”, which is exactly what happened.
He spent just short of 11 months in Louisiana, and on September 17, 1867, he caught the lethal Yellow Fever. He tried to continue with his work, but in short order, he was incapacitated, and on October 4, 1867, he died. But his time in New Orleans and the work he did there was enough for the priests and parishioners of St. Mary’s Church to realize they had a saint among them. The works he did, the kindness towards the people, reaching out to the sick and dying, made them aware they had been given a special gift in Francis Xavier Seelos.
Work was immediately begun on this Canonization, because they knew he was a Saint. And while it was completed and sent to Rome in 1903, for whatever reason, it was not taken up seriously until the end of the 20th century.
His burial place was even lost in the Church. When it was definite that he would be beatified, the officials of the Church wanted to make a shrine for him. And in the construction process, his original tomb in the Church was uncovered.
A miracle attributed to his intercession took place in 1967, when a woman, Angela Boudreaux, who was diagnosed with a massive malignancy in her liver, was healed. Her doctor testified that there was no hope for her. However, within a few weeks of praying to Fr. Seelos, she was completely healed. Pope John Paul II beatified Francis Xavier Seelos on April 9, 2000.
His is a powerful story, one that you should take seriously. As we said at the opening of this article, we are the most blessed, in that we were able to spend days at his shrine, interviewing Fr. Byron Miller, Joyce Boudreaux, and many other involved in the cause for his Canonization.
We just completed our one hour special program about Blessed Seelos and we included the Healing Mass attended by thousands in New Orleans and interviews with some people that havehave received Miraculous healings through Blessed Seelos’s intercession.
Give yourselves a treat. Go to the Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in New Orleans. You will be blessed. We love you.
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