Byron Miller, C.Ss.R.
Recognized for his exceptional holiness, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was the only American to be beatified in Solemn Jubilee Year 2000. A contemporary of St. John Neuman, this humble Redemptorist missionary was noted for his love of the poor, his preaching of the Gospel, and his service to all in need. Father Seelos died from yellow fever in 1867 while ministering to victims of the disease. This novena recalls the virtue and example of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.