English translation of Fr. Antonio Sicari, O.C.D.'s conference "Zelie and Louis Martin, Mother and Father of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face"

Fr. Antonio Sicari, O.C.D., of the Verona Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars, presented this excellent conference on the soon-to-be-Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin in Italian.  I am most grateful to Fr. Thomas Koller, O.C.D., of the California-Arizona Province, for translating it and to Fr. Sicari for his gracious permission to post it here.  Fr. Sicari reflects on the life of this couple with many extracts from Zelie's letters and shares his thoughts about how they speak to us today.  To read it, scroll to the bottom of this page.