What happened on Sunday at the beatification of Louis and Zelie Martin in Lisieux

To share with everyone the joy of being present at the ceremony of beatification of Zelie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Therese, in Lisieux, I have done my best to recreate the experience for you.  For

  • link to an online film of the whole ceremony (three hours) courtesy of KTO TV, with French commentary
  • link to a 52-minute special program online courtesy of KTO TV with highlights of the ceremony and interviews with Bishop Guy Gaucher, O.C.D. and other scholars and bishops; voices in French
  • an English translation of Cardinal Saraiva Martins' homily "Witnesses of Conjugal Love"
  • an English translation of the biographical profile read during the Mass by Father Antonio Sangalli, O.C.D., the vice-postulator for the cause of Louis and Zelie
  • links to photo galleries of the beatification celebrations
  • the first photo of the beautiful reliquary in which the bodies of Zelie and Louis now rest together
  • a link to a slide show of the historic exhibit of objects belonging to the Martin family now on display at St. Jacques Church in Lisieux

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