On October 5, 2008, the Governor of Louisiana issued a proclamation to commemorate the 141st anniversary of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos’ death in New Orleans:
“I, Bobby Jindal, Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim October 5, 2008 as Father Seelos Day in the State of Louisiana.” The proclamation, with the Governor’s actual signature, attests that “Father Seelos worked tirelessly to comfort those afflicted by the New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1867, until he himself was struck down by the disease and died on October 4, 1867." It further notes that the sacred remains of this revered Redemptorist missionary “rest in the national shrine at St. Mary’s Assumption Church.”
DON'T MISS THE AWESOME FILM ON BLESSED SEELOS' LIFE:
"Seelos, Tireless Intercessor" on EWTN
Saturday, January 10 8:00PM EST (7:00 PM CST)
Sunday, January 11 2:00 AM EST (1:00 AM CST)
Thursday, January 15 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST)
Find out more about this holy priest at seelos.org!