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Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin

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Louis and Zélie Martin * Fully engaged in business, social, family, and ecclesial life, Louis and Zelie were constantly oriented to eternity. * Overwhelmed with responsibilities, each was faithful …More
Louis and Zélie Martin * Fully engaged in business, social, family, and ecclesial life, Louis and Zelie were constantly oriented to eternity. * Overwhelmed with responsibilities, each was faithful to the contemplative life, the family life of prayer, and the liturgical life of the Church, and they created a family similarly faithful. * Surrounding their daughters with love, tenderness, and good times, the parents formed each carefully from childhood in the spiritual life. * Devoted to each other and to their children, Zelie and Louis reached out lovingly to support their extended families at a personal sacrifice. * Suffering acute grief in many trials, they continued to trust in God's love for them. * While supporting a large family, they gave generously of their energy and money to the poor, to the Church, and to causing charity and justice in their society. * After leading heroic lives, Louis and Zelie surrendered themselves to long and painful illnesses and, in Zelie's case, to a …
Maureen
Wonderful news for the English-speaking friends of Blessed Zélie and Louis and of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: the letters of Blessed Zélie and Louis have just been published in English as "A Call to a Deeper Love: The Family Correspondence of the Parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, 1863-1885." Step into the intimacy of the Martin family in the years before St. Thérèse’s "Story of a Soul." The …More
Wonderful news for the English-speaking friends of Blessed Zélie and Louis and of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: the letters of Blessed Zélie and Louis have just been published in English as "A Call to a Deeper Love: The Family Correspondence of the Parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, 1863-1885." Step into the intimacy of the Martin family in the years before St. Thérèse’s "Story of a Soul." The Theresian world is rejoicing over the book, which is the first major publication of Theresian sources in English since "The Religious Plays of St. Therese of Lisieux" appeared in 2008. Learn more about the Martin family and order the book at www.thereseoflisieux.org