In the south we tend to be huggers and kissers. I think I will be a bit more cautious. I am not sure though.
I am not talking about my husband or children but we hug everyone here. Not now with social distancing but I wonder if this will change the way people interact with each other.
I am thinking of Father Seelos. He lived here during the ‘yellow fever’ epidemic. Many people died from it, including Father Seelos. He continued to minister to the community and he caught the fever himself.
He was a remarkable man. If you visit New Orleans and want to know his story just visit St. Mary’s Assumption Church in New Orleans. Constance and Josephine Street.
It’s one of our most ornate churches in the city and is quite beautiful. It’s on Josephine Street. Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Shrine is there too.
If you google Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Shrine, New Orleans you can read his story. Yellow Fever was awful and killed many in our city.