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Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux: Their Lives and Beatificatio…

Zelie and Louis Martin, the first spouses in the history of the Church to be proposed for sainthood as a couple, were declared "blessed" on October 19, 2008 in the basilica dedicated to their …More
Zelie and Louis Martin, the first spouses in the history of the Church to be proposed for sainthood as a couple, were declared "blessed" on October 19, 2008 in the basilica dedicated to their daughter at Lisieux. Follow in the steps of the pilgrims to their beatification. See photographs of them, their family, and their homes and churches in Alencon and Lisieux. Visit the historic exhibit "Story of a Family" mounted at Lisieux in honor of their beatification, which vividly recreates their lives using their furnishings, possessions, documents, and photographs. See photos of Pietro Schiliro, the Italian child who was healed at the intercession of Louis and Zelie. View photos of the beatification ceremonies and of the beautiful reliquary. To learn much more about Blessed Zelie and Louis Martin and about their daughter, St. Therese of Lisieux, please visit thereseoflisieux.org
Maureen
Wonderful news: the first English translation of the authoritative version of the letters of Blessed Zelie and Louis Martin has been published! To order "A Call to A Deeper Love: The Family Correspondence of St. Therese of Lisieux, 1863-1885" or for information, please visit www.thereseoflisieux.org
Maureen
Dear Catholicbug,

Thank you very much for writing. I am very happy that you enjoyed the photos. There is a new exhibit at Lisieux this summer, with separate areas for each of Therese's sisters and with photos, documents, etc. related to the friends of her family. I haven't gone over thisyear, but I am hopeful that someone who is going will let me have photos of it so that I can make a second …More
Dear Catholicbug,

Thank you very much for writing. I am very happy that you enjoyed the photos. There is a new exhibit at Lisieux this summer, with separate areas for each of Therese's sisters and with photos, documents, etc. related to the friends of her family. I haven't gone over thisyear, but I am hopeful that someone who is going will let me have photos of it so that I can make a second show. Since you have a special love for St. Therese, I hope you will visit thereseoflisieux.org to learn still more about her. The story of the spiritual life of the Martin family and of why we are interested in all these photos is very powerful. All good wishes,
Maureen O'Riordan
catholicbug
To Maureen: to is wonderful to see that St Therese's parents were declared blessed. And it is great to able to see all the momentos and locations of the home of the Martin family. It give us a chance to see a bit of history that I wouldn't be able to see otherwse St. Therese of the Child Jesus is my favorite saint and one of my heroes because of her intercession , we had a miracle in our family. …More
To Maureen: to is wonderful to see that St Therese's parents were declared blessed. And it is great to able to see all the momentos and locations of the home of the Martin family. It give us a chance to see a bit of history that I wouldn't be able to see otherwse St. Therese of the Child Jesus is my favorite saint and one of my heroes because of her intercession , we had a miracle in our family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us. I feel closer to my favorite saint.
God bless you, catholicbug