Monday, September 14, 2009
How Does A Person Become Canonized? Canonization of an American Priest To Be Discussed on CatholicTV Talk Show
On Tuesday, September 15th, the canonization process of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R. (Blessed Francis) will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Although Blessed Francis was born in Fussen, Bavaria, Germany, he spent the 2nd half of his life (and his entire life as a priest) in the United States ministering to American Catholics. He ministered to Catholics in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, New Orleans, and in other parts of the nation as well.
Fr. Byron Miller, C.Ss.R (Fr. Miller) will explain the canonization process of Blessed Francis on “This is the Day”. Fr. Miller is a Redemptorist priest from New Orleans, Louisiana and is also the Executive Director of the National Seelos Shrine and Seelos Center in New Orleans. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, proclaimed Father Seelos Blessed in St. Peter's Square on April 9th of the Solemn Jubilee Year 2000. His Feast Day is October 5.
CatholicTV will air the documentary Tireless Intercessor on his feast day. The documentary chronicles his heroic and miraculous life. Father Seelos possessed great mystical gifts due to his intense prayer life. His ability to minister with cheerful holiness made him a spiritual father to tens of thousands. Despite his early death, so profound was his missionary zeal that sickness, persecution, and even the upheaval caused by the Civil War, could not stop him.
This episode will air on Tuesday, September 15th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Tuesday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72