National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, New Orleans

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This popular, prayerful pilgrimage site to a saintly favorite, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, is located one block off the vibrant Magazine Street dining and shopping corridor. Known as the “Cheerful Ascetic,” this Redemptorist priest possessed great mystical gifts due to his intense prayer life. Many miracles are attributed to Father Seelos’ intercession both during his life and after his death in the 1867 New Orleans yellow fever epidemic. This sanctuary of hospitality, hope and healing is within the historic and sumptuous Saint Mary’s Assumption Church, Louisiana’s oldest German Catholic church. (Free tours, Museum, Gift Shop and Visitor Center, Wheelchair accessible)
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  • Attended the morning Mass at the chapel to the rear of the Church; after which we visited the Shrine's Welcome Center... Everyone was invited to watch a short video on the life of Blessed Francis Xavi...  more »
  • Three of us returned for our third visit to the Shrine & St. Mary's Church. One of us had prayed for healing there & our prayer request was answered. There were few people there on Monday morning. We ...  more »
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  • The visitor center is nice. Enjoyed the video and exhibit. Great gift store. I will be back.
  • I loved the quite inside the shrine. Very Transcendent. Greg was also a very knowledgeable guide. God Bless.

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