As a teenager, Seelos begins studies at the Royal Catholic Institute of Studies at St. Stephan (the Gymnasium) in Augsburg, a city 90 miles away from his home. It was his first experience being away from his closely knit family and also of living in a large city. His sister notes, “All the students liked him very much, and they called him ‘Banker Seelos,’ for as long as he had a penny he loaned it or gave it away, so that often he himself had to go hungry. Despite this, he was always in the best of humor and cheered up the others when they were lonesome.” | Shown above, an illustration of St. Stephan in Augsburg.