Built in 1860 by the German Catholics, this is an even more baroque and grand church than its Irish neighbor across the street (St. Alphonsus Church), complete with dozens of life-size saints’ statues. The two churches make an interesting contrast to one another. Also inside the church is the national shrine to the hero of the 1867 yellow-fever epidemic, Blessed Father Francis Xavier Seelos, who was beatified (one step away from sainthood) in 2000. You can see his original coffin, some of his personal belongings, a display containing recently discovered locks of his hair, and the centerpiece of the shrine, a reliquary containing his bodily remains. Should Father Seelos become a saint, expect this shrine to be a big deal and place of pilgrimage.