We have $162,325 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

American priest attributes healing to intercession of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Catholic World News - January 06, 2012

The inexplicable healing of a paralyzed priest in Baltimore could, if confirmed by the Vatican, provide the miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.

Father John Murray, a Redemptorist priest, was told by doctors that he would never walk again after he broke his neck in a fall in 2009. But he regained the use of his legs after praying for the intercession of Blessed Seelos. Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, also a Redemporist priest, was born in Germany in 1819. Moving to the US, he was ordained in Baltimore, then moved to New Orleans, where he developed a wide reputation for sanctity as he worked with the poor. He died in 1867, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.

Father Murray reports that he developed a special devotion to Blessed Seelos while he was assigned to a parish in Annapolis, Maryland, where the 19th-century priest had once served.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,325 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,674.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family 22 hours ago
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. 23 hours ago
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? 23 hours ago
A different tone at this Synod? October 6
Church Fathers: St. Clement of Alexandria, Part I October 6

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5