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  Maria is a native of New Orleans.  She is married with three children.  She enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ school and attending their sports events.  Maria found the beauty and peacefulness of the Seelos Center very comforting, which led her to volunteer in the gift shop.   Maria is a licensed realtor.


 Lorraine is a native of New Orleans and has three daughters and eight grandchildren.  She works part-time in her daughter and son-in-law’s business.  In addition to volunteering at the Seelos Center, she and her husband usher at the St. Philip Neri four o’clock Mass.   Lorraine has been a leader in her community serving as past-president […]


Norris is one of the most dedicated volunteer at the Seelos Center.  As a much sought-after prayer-partner, he is in the Shrine every Monday from 9 Am till 3 PM,.   Norris is also available to visit and pray with the sick in local area hospitals.  Norris also offers his talents as an all-around skilled handyman […]


Wilmae is the longest tenured volunteer at the Seelos Welcome Center.  She has served through four different Directors of the Center namely: Frs. Joseph Elworthy, Monroe Perrier, Byron Miller, and Harry Grile.   Wilmae works in the office two days a week preparing correspondence for Fr. Grile.  Prior to contracting out the mailing of the monthly […]


Marina is a native of Caracas , Venezuela and has been in the States since 1965. She is married, mother of 4 and grandmother of 7 children. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering but is now retired to pursue and artistic career using watercolors as a medium.  She is a teacher of Religious Education […]


Tracey volunteers in the gift shop or where needed.  Born and raised in the New Orleans area, she now resides on the Northshore.  She never knew the Seelos Center existed until the age of 50, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Since praying to Blessed Seelos and receiving her healing, she is now three years […]


Bill volunteers as a tour guide and prayer-partner every Tuesday, and on other days when a tour guide is needed. Bill is a native of New Orleans.  Bill’s family history goes all the way back to the 1850s and 60s when St. Mary’s was being built, and when Blessed Seelos was the Rector of St. […]