Eschach is a tiny hamlet situated at the top of a hill between Füssen and Hopfen am See.It enjoys magnificent views of the two towns as well as the beautiful Allgäuer Alps.

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos may well have visited this small chapel which serves the local agricultural community.Mass is celebrated there twice yearly.Once in Spring and also in Autumn.
     It has recently been renovated in record time by members of the local community  under their own steam.

Many thanks must go to all who helped in the venture,especially the Sacristan of the Chapel,Mrs Irmi Reiss who helped co-ordinate the whole venture.
The whole of the chapel including pictures,walls and doors underwent a spring clean!

The altar of Eschach Chapel which has the relic of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in it

On Monday 5th November 2007,Monsignor Karlheinz Knebel,Regional Dean and Parish Priest of Füssen,Hopfen & Weisensee celebrated Mass in the newly redecorated chapel and blessed it.

At 1500hrs Monsignor started the celebration of the Mass outside the sacristan's house.

the Music was by Albert Frey on Horn and Petra Bader on Guitar.

Then followed a small procession to the Chapel.

When we reached the Chapel Monsignor blessed it with Holy Water.

             Mass then continued inside the chapel which was full to overflowing.

                     After Mass 

A photo of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos  hangs in the Chapel  as well as  the relic in the Altar

Monsignor Karlheinz Knebel in prayerful reflection by the altar at Eschach Chapel which contains the relic of Blessed Seelos.A photo of Blessed Seelos who was born in Füssen also hangs in the chapel

Father Byron Miller,Executive Director of the International Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in New Orleans told us"Thank you for sharing with me this exciting news!  I hope to use it in a future Seelos monthly newsletter to let people in the U.S. know of the great devotion and pride that Fr. Seelos has in his homeland."