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Our new facility is adjacent to the Shrine at 919 Josephine St. -- near the corner of Constance & Josephine, 1 block away (& across the courtyard) from our former site. From US-90, take the Tchoupitoulas exit to Josephine St. Or, from St. Charles Ave. take Jackson Ave. to Laurel, turn left & onto Josephine (Jackson Ave. is a photo-enforced speed limit school zone!)


Is the Seelos Shrine in New Orleans the same as the Seelos Parish in New Orleans?

No.
In 2001 then Archbishop Francis Schulte of New Orleans announced the closure of three historic churches below the French Quarter, whose congregations merged with two others nearby to create a new parish in honor of Blessed Francis Seelos.

For clarification, the Seelos Parish on Dauphine Street in New Orleans and the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos are not one in the same. The church where Father Seelos was pastor in New Orleans is St. Mary’s Assumption Church in the Irish Channel/Lower Garden District. It is here at 2030 Constance Street where his remains are and where his national shrine is located.


Driving Directions

Getting here from the WEST
Take I-10 EAST into New Orleans.
At the I-10/I-610 split, take I-10 EAST by staying to the right. At the I-10 EAST/ US-90 BUSINESS split, take the US-90 BUSINESS WEST / WESTBANK EXIT.  On the US-90 BUSINESS WEST, take the TCHOUPITOULAS/SOUTH PETERS ST.  exit ramp (do not miss it!  It is the last exit before the bridge!) At the bottom of the exit ramp, pass the Annunciation Street light and the next light is Tchoupitoulas Street; turn right.  Stay on Tchoupitoulas past the Wal-Mart.  Josephine Street is immediately behind the Wal-Mart.  Turn on Josephine and go several blocks to 919 Josephine.  Parking is on both sides of the street.

Getting here from the WESTBANK/SOUTH
Houma, Raceland, Grand Isle, etc.Take US-90 to WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY to the Crescent City Connection twin bridges. Cross the bridge and take the Tchoupitoulas St. exit. Turn right and travel on Tchoupitoulas to Jackson Avenue. There will be a three way stop sign and elevated crosswalk at this interconnection. Turn right and go to Laurel Street.   Turn right and go one block to Josephine. Turn LEFT onto Josephine Street. Parking for the Blessed Seelos Shrine is on both sides of the street at 919 Josephine Street.

Getting back onto the WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY to the SOUTH
From Constance St., go toward JACKSON AVE. Turn left. Go to Tchoupitoulas St. and turn left.Before Tchoupitoulas intersects with Calliope, there will be a ramp on the right-hand side of Tchoupitoulas St. Take this ramp, and it will lead to the bridge and WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY.

Getting here from the EAST
Take I-10 WEST into New Orleans. At the I-10/I-610 split, take I-10 WEST by staying to the left. Take the US-90 BUSINESS WEST/ WESTBANK EXIT. Left lane for WESTBANK.   On the US-90 BUSINESS WEST, take the TCHOUPITOULAS/SOUTH PETERS ST.  exit ramp (do not miss it!  It is the last exit before the bridge!) At the bottom of the exit ramp, pass the Annunciation Street light and the next light is Tchoupitoulas Street; turn right.  Stay on Tchoupitoulas past the Wal-Mart.  Josephine Street is immediately behind the Wal-Mart.  Turn on Josephine and go several blocks to 919 Josephine.  Parking is on both sides of the street.

Getting back onto I-10 EAST and I-10 WEST
From Constance St., go toward JACKSON AVE. Turn right. Travel forward five blocks to St. Charles Ave. Turn right. Travel forward approximately 11 blocks until St. Charles Avenue passes under US-90 / WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY. Before St. Charles Ave. passes under the elevated WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY, stay in the left-hand turning lane adjacent to the streetcar tracks. Take a left when the left-hand turn traffic signal permits. This is a busy intersection. Be aware of streetcars. Follow the service road through two traffic lights. Stay on the left. At the second traffic light (BARONNE ST. intersection), go onto the ramp, which takes you to US-90. This elevated highway quickly forks into I-10 EAST (TO SLIDELL, a one lane EXIT on the right) and I-10 WEST (TO BATON ROUGE).